Tesla Model S P100D Quicker To 60 MPH Than Falcon 9 Rocket, Says Musk
Newsflash…the Tesla Model S P100D is quick, quicker than a Falcon 9 rocket Musk quipped after a successful proving of the space program, in fact.
With a zero to 60 MPH time recorded as low as 2.28 seconds, we know the Model S P100D is quick, but it’s actually quicker than a speeding rocket…for a bit.
If you’ve ever watched a rocket launch, you know that acceleration off the platform isn’t a rockets strong point, but once it gets going, it flies – literally.
So for all the Model S P100D owners out there, you can now say with confidence that your car is quicker than a rocket!
Video below: As a point of reference, here is the Falcon 9 completing the first ever “launch and land” re-used/second mission flight on March 30th, while sending a broadcasting satellite into orbit.
Video (below): And because the feed was a little choppy (to say the least) on the re-entry landing, here is some quick additional droneship footage of the event
“SpaceX launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights.
The Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, hoisting a broadcasting satellite into the early evening clear sky on the historic rocket reflight. It was the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk tried to fly a booster that soared before on an orbital mission. This particular first stage landed on an ocean platform almost exactly a year ago after a space station launch for NASA. SpaceX refurbished and tested the 15-foot booster, still sporting its nine original engines.
It aimed for another vertical landing at sea once it was finished boosting the satellite for the SES company of Luxembourg. Longtime customer SES got a discount for agreeing to use a salvaged rocket, but wouldn’t say how much. It’s not just about the savings, said chief technology officer Martin Halliwell. Halliwell called it “a big step for everybody — something that’s never, ever been done before.” SpaceX granted SES insight into the entire process of getting the booster ready to fly again, Halliwell said, providing confidence everything would go well. SES, in fact, is considering more launches later this year on reused Falcon boosters.”