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Elon Musk Gives Us A Look At SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket

Yesterday Elon Musk gave us space nerds an early christmas gift when he tweeted images of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket. And boy are they a sight.

Next month the Falcon Heavy will get its first test launch and the payload will be Musk’s red Tesla Roadster. It will launch next month from the same launch pad that sent Apollo astronauts to the Moon. The car will be sent into Mars’ orbit and left to drift into space.

If successful SpaceX will then move on to it’s next phase on Falcon Heavy testing which includes attempting to land all of the boosters on a drone ship at Cape Canaveral.

The rocket will measure 70 meters (230 feet) tall. SpaceX/Elon Musk


All three of the boosters will attempt to land. SpaceX/Elon Musk

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Lauren Webber
Lauren studies astronomy and physics at NYU.