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Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully performed the first launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket from a launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA on February 6.
The launch took place from the th eLaunch Complex 39A (Kennedy Space Center), from which NASA launches the most prominent developments, reports Ukrinform.
The 70-meter rocket is designed to bring about 64 tons of cargo to Earth’s orbit, which is more than Boeing 737 along with passengers, crew, fuel and luggage. Therefore, Falcon Heavy will be able to carry twice as much cargo into space as its closest competitor Delta IV Heavy.
“The two Falcon Heavy side core engines successfully separated after the launch, but only one of three engines worked on the average accelerator, resulting in a drop in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean,” Mask said on Twitter.
For this experimental mission Mask decided to use his old cherry-coloured Tesla sports car with the mannequin tied to the driver’s seat.
This launch means that SpaceX made a breakthrough on the way to long-range space travel. Thus, Falcon Heavy will be able to transport people to Mars in the future.