SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: What to know
Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched its largest rocket, The SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The first load was Musk personal 2008 Tesla Roadster. Here is everything you need to know about the historic launch.
SpaceX on Tuesday launched one of the world’s most powerful rockets: the Falcon Heavy.
After a delay, the successful launch took place at 3:45 p.m. ET at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
With 27 engines, the Falcon Heavy can lift into orbit to the almost [141,000 pounds] – a mass of more than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel,” says SpaceX. It can also lift twice the payload of the Delta IV Heavy at one-third of the cost, SpaceX added.
Why would you? The successful launch could give astronauts a chance to go to the moon. Plus, it increases the chance that the man would be able to make it to Mars, SpaceX claims.
“Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry people into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars,” says SpaceX.
While the Falcon Heavy might be the latest venture for SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, it is not the only thing on the drawing board.
The Colonization Of Mars
Speaking of Mars, Musk further detailed his plans to colonize the Red Planet during an interview with The Washington Post in June 2016. He’s also released additional details on a Reddit forum in 2017.
During the 2016 interview, Musk said that he would send a flight to Mars by 2022. A launch in 2024 would contain the man.
Car-lifts and underground tunnels
In July 2017, Musk is a Boring Company, an infrastructure company that he founded in December 2016, with success tested a car lift.
In essence, cars drive on a platform that is above the ground. Then the car, which is located on the platform, will go underground in the tunnels. The platform, also known as a “skate,” “would “shoot through the tunnel, the wear of the car at a speed of 130 km / h,” according to Fast Company.
The idea was sparked when Musk was contemplating ways to relieve congestion primarily in Los Angeles.
The Boring Company released a video in April 2017, to demonstrate how the system would work.
In another futuristic project, Musk is Boring, Company is reportedly working with an underground, high-speed, low-pressure transport. The system, known as Hyperloop, would use underground pipes to shoot passenger-carrying pods to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, or Washington, D. C.
Musk claimed in July 2017 to tweet that the system could transport passengers from New York to DC in 29 minutes.
Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 minutes.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017
In October 2017,, Maryland, Musk gave permission to start the digging of tunnels for the project.
In February 2017, SpaceX announced that two citizens would fly around the moon by the end of 2018 with the Falcon Heavy rocket.
The two citizens, who are currently unnamed, “have already paid a substantial deposit to do a Moon mission,” SpaceX said in a press release at the time.
Musk has previously refused to say how much the two people are paid. But The Point is estimated that the trip can be the cost of the SpaceX tourists millions of dollars.
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In October 2016, announced Tesla are Solar Roof product — an environmentally-conscious, slim option for homeowners who want to make use of solar energy, but do not want large panels to fill in on their roof. Tesla claims that you can’t tell the difference between solar shingles and regular features.
The company also says the solar shingles are three times stronger than ordinary tiles, and Musk has previously said that it cost less money than a standard roof (Telsa model costs $21.85 per square metre instead of € 24.50), but some have argued that the roof is a upfront cost is still a bit pricey.
Musk is a supporter: he was one of Tesla Solar Roof of the first customers.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.