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LIFE SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy

10 02 2018 Saturday
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Elon Musk's SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, which if successful, would become the most powerful operational rocket on the planet. It was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida , United States of America on 6th Feb 2018.

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Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian American-business tycoon, investor, engineer, and an inventor too. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. which is known as SpaceX. SpaceX is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 and is currently known as one of the top space-related companies. Falcon Heavy is a reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle designed and manufactured by SpaceX. After the launch event, Musk told the reporters that he thought that there would be a giant explosion on the pad, and a wheel would bounce down the road, but fortunately, that did not happen. Falcon Heavy has been termed as the most capable launch vehicle. Imagine 5 London double-decker buses in Space. That is how much payload that can be delivered by Falcon Heavy, 64 tonnes. For the launch, Musk used his old cherry-red Tesla car, which had a mannequin strapped on the driver's seat. The radio set played a David Bowie soundtrack on repeat. This car is going to reach out as far as the Planet Mars.

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Musk had once said that he had a vision of sending cars into space. The launch of Falcon Heavy is a step towards one of the greatest ideas of exploring the outer space. There are some fascinating new possibilities that can be opened up because of this powerful rocket. What else do you think could be done with this new technology?




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