A Glorious Animation of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch
The highly anticipated test launch of the Falcon Heavy is scheduled on February 6, 2018, at 1:30 EST from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Today, SpaceX released a cool stunning animation and the music you will listen is the iconic David Bowie song “Life on Mars“. The animation shows the launch of the world’s most powerful rocket, what happens in space after the launch, how the center rocket and side boosters return to Earth and what it would be like to drive a Tesla in space.
When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.