SpaceX is celebrating its historic launch of the world’s most powerful rocket. Falcon Heavy launched into space carrying a cherry red convertible. CBS News Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Falcon Heavy is a two-stage launch vehicle equal to eighteen Boeing 747s at takeoff. The launch vehicle uses three cores with nine engines for a total of 27 (+1) engines with 5 million pounds of thrust to lift off from Kennedy Space Center.
Falcon Heavy is the largest and most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, and was launched from the Launch Pad where Apollo 11 was launched.
The payload, including a Tesla Roadster, will be sent out into a Mars crossing orbit.
SpaceX: Falcon Heavy test flight.
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