SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, thundered to life and shot away from Florida Tuesday on the power of 27 engines and nearly 5 million pounds of thrust,to send founder Elon Musk’s on a “just for fun” journey into the asteroid belt well beyond Mars
This marks the first step towards Elon Musk’s ultimate goal of sending his cherry red Tesla Roadster on its way towards Mars. Elon Musk told reporters after the launch,
The pioneering rocket firm just pulled off the unexpected and carried out what appears to be a seamless first-ever launch of its massive new rocket, called Falcon Heavy.
That makes SpaceX, the game-changing company helmed by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the owner of the world’s most powerful operational rocket.
“I’m really proud of the SpaceX team. They’ve done an incredible job of creating the most advanced rocket in the world, and the biggest rocket in the world. If the test flight works, I think we’d be ready to put satellites on the next mission.”
As we have talked about it earlier that Falcon Heavy is built by combining three Falcon 9 rockets together. A pair of recycled boosters helped send a heavy payload (Roadster) to space. After eight minutes, those two Falcon 9 side boosters returned and landed simultaneously at landing pads at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Sending a heavy payload deep into space and retrieving two rockets back is certainly a great success of Space X for the beginnings.