SpaceX Launches Its Falcon Heavy Rocket

Amazing! Start watching at about the 34:00 minute mark for the launch and booster reentry.

Falcon Heavy rocket took off on its first test flight this afternoon from Cape Canaveral.

After a picture-perfect launch, SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is en route to Mars orbit with Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster.

Space.com

…Standing 23 stories tall, the Falcon Heavy rocket is SpaceX’s largest rocket yet and the most powerful booster since NASA’s mighty Saturn V moon rocket. Its first stage is powered by three core boosters based on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets, with 27 engines (nine per booster) firing in unison to produce about 5 million lbs. of thrust (22,819 kilonewtons) at liftoff.

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3 Responses to SpaceX Launches Its Falcon Heavy Rocket

  1. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    Truly a beautiful launch! So thrilling.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. stella says:

    Here is the SpaceX official video:

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