SpaceX has some clever engineers designing the future of spaceflight, but it also knows how to market itself. Case in point, the awesome animation the company just released of a theoretical Falcon Heavy mission. This rocket doesn’t exist yet, but the components are already in use because it’s basically three regular Falcon 9 rockets strapped together. It’s easier to visualize how the whole thing will work after watching the video.
The standard Falcon 9 has been used to send the Dragon capsule into orbit a number of times now, and several of those missions involved resupplying the International Space Station. The Falcon Heavy is being designed for longer range missions and lifting heavy payloads into orbit. This rocket has eno...
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