SpaceX Launches "Falcon Heavy," The World’s Largest Rocket

Submitted by: fancylad 3 months ago in News & Politics Science


The New York Times reported that SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch was originally slated to occur at 1:30 pm, but was postponed to 2:20 pm and then again to 3:45 pm, due to weather concerns. 

The Falcon Heavy rocket is an upgrade to SpaceX’s commonly used Falcon model -- which has “two additional Falcon 9 boosters, which triples the thrust at liftoff,” helping it carry the world’s largest payload. The successful launch means that SpaceX will be able to carry bigger loads to space, and is one step closer to Elon Musk’s mission to bring people to Mars.

Great. Now what?


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Male 545
I find it very interesting (and telling) that Fancy et al., have yet to post anything regarding the memo showing treasonous behavior that has been perpetrated by Obama, Hillary, Comey, Page, Strzok...
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Male 6,836
dkm458 Who they?
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Male 477
Cool. The Tesla as the payload is priceless. 
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Male 4,893
Now what? Now it orbits our Sun for 100 million years or so, that's what.
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Male 6,836
Almost a perfect launch. One of the 3 boosters did not survive recovery

The payload was Musk's Tesla sports car

Can anyone say Heavy Metal?
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Male 296
thezigrat I couldn't muster the energy to verify, was the payload seriously a car? Just for the sake of launching a car into space? Capitalism on Red Bull...
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Male 156
johndplorable Yes, it was Musk's personal Tesla Roadster. Usually for first tests of new rockets, they only send up concrete or metal slabs to simulate payload weight. SpaceX just wanted to have some fun with the first payload. 
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Male 296
PosisDas I did not know that...interesting. Much higher cool factor than concrete, I'll give 'em that!
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Female 5,394
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Male 156
I wonder what flat-earthers will say about this. A continuous video from launch to orbit, showing the curvature of the earth.

I personally think it's awesome knowing a car will be in orbit around the sun for the next billion years.
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PosisDas nah, that was the curvature of the disk you were seeing, are you one of those who thinks the earth is square? :)
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Male 156
bret_watson A square? Don't be silly! Everyone with a brain KNOWS the earth is an irregular 7-sided polygon. Open your eyes sheeple!
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Male 6,836
PosisDas How can you not see the Earth is a Tesseract?
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Male 1,507
I have a bigger rocket AND a bigger load
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Male 6,836
doiknowyou Too bad it explodes before launch
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Male 1,507
thezigrat We had a successful launch and it did not explode until it entered your mom's black hole hahaha
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