SpaceX Launches World’s Most Powerful Rocket Into Orbit
The world’s most powerful rocket was launched into orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, on Tuesday by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
Millions watched breathlessly as the Falcon Heavy rocket soared into space carrying a cherry-red Tesla Roadster as cargo.
In addition, the vehicle included a dummy, positioned in the drivers seat, wearing a brand new SpaceX space suit.
In tribute to David Bowie, Elon Musk even christened this dummy “Starman” and through the Tesla’s speakers “Space Oddity” blasted.
With 27 engines, the Falcon Heavy is capable of lifting 140,000 pounds into low Earth orbit, officially making it the most powerful rocket on Earth.
Out of the three reusable cores of Falcon Heavy, two of the boosters were filmed landing upright, simultaneously at their designated landing areas, while the core booster was lost in the water as it crashed upon returning to Earth.
From the same launchpad that sent men to the moon 50 years ago, as Canada’s Justin Trudeau would say, “peoplekind” continues to astound and make history.
Now witness how the extraordinary spectacle unfolded below. A countdown to liftoff is at 29:40: