Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday October 12, 2018

Flight Club Simulates Space Launches

KSP may be a great space flight sim, but it's not exactly realistic. If you've ever wanted to simulate a specific launch, developer Declan Murphy created a cool site to do it. Flightclub.io lets you input detailed staging information, specify launch sites, program events at specific times, then watch the whole thing unfold. There's also a page to view live launches. A video of a falcon heavy test flight can be seen below, and you can run that same simulation in flightclub.io here.

Watch the trajectory for SpaceX's first ever Falcon Heavy launch! This mission comprised of 2 reused boosters (previously flown on Thaicom-8 and CRS-9) and a brand new center stage. The side boosters were successfully recovered for a second time, while the center stage failed to land on the ASDS "Of Course I Still Love You". The mission launched Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster to an elliptic orbit reaching deep into the asteroid belt, driven by a Starman in a SpaceX space suit.

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