SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket nails launch, makes history
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket nails launch, makes history.
According to cnet.com, Elon Musk’s rocket company has sent its most powerful system yet, Falcon Heavy, on its way to space and into history. And the launch was unreal.
After more than two hours of delays due to high-altitude winds Tuesday, SpaceX and its founder and CEO Elon Musk lit up all 27 engines at the base of, the most powerful rocket launched from US soil since the Saturn V from NASA’s Apollo days.
The demonstration launch has already been historic in multiple other ways.
For the first time ever, a pair of recycled boosters helped send a heavy payload to space. Only eight minutes later, those same two Falcon 9 side boosters returned and landed simultaneously at adjacent landing pads at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, a sight unlike anything ever seen in spaceflight. more on cnet.