Falcon Heavy: Elon Musk’s giant SpaceX rocket makes triumphant launch

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch was succesful. (Photo: The Verge)

According to British major newspaper The Guardian, the world’s most powerful new space rocket blasted into the heavens above Florida’s east coast on Tuesday February 6, on a trailblazing deep-space mission that Elon Musk, founder of the private aerospace company SpaceX, believes could spell “game over” for his commercial spaceflight rivals.


The Falcon Heavy, which will provide the United States a heavy-lift capability in space not seen since the Saturn V rockets of the Apollo era, made a flawless ascent through clear blue skies, with at least two of its three reusable boosters returning safely to earth.

Pictures of the car heading into space with the Earth below gave the triumphant launch a surreal quality. From there, it will journey on through a six-month, 400m-kilometre trip to a solar orbit, for more than a billion years.


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Source: The Guardian