Falcon Heavy Animation Released By SpaceX

January 28, 2015 9:55 PM

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The animation shows the Falcon Heavy rocket taking off, and the recovery of its three boosters as they return to Earth. As its name would suggest the rocket is capable of carrying heavy payloads of over 53 tons into orbit. SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk says that the rocket could launch manned missions to the Moon and Mars in the future, according to Ken Kremer of universetoday.com.

Following several years of development the first launch of the Falcon Heavy is pencilled in for this year, from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket mankind has developed since the Saturn V, the NASA rocket which took the Apollo astronauts to the mo...

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