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On February 2, Elon Musk Launched the Falcon Heavy rocket into space from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida. It Tesla roadster owned by Elon Musk himself, strapped to the side of it with a mannequin named “Rocket Man”. The Falcon Heavy Rocket is the most powerful rocket in history, even compared to The Apollo 11 rocket that took us to the moon. The rocket SpaceX rocket will generate 5 million pounds of thrust on takeoff, which launches it to the top for the most powerful rockets.
The rocket has 3 separate engines in the body of the rocket, the best part is that the rockets are designed to reenter the atmosphere and land by themselves.
Two of the rocket engines stuck the landing but the other one crashes when trying to land again. Elon Musk said, “The image of it is something that’s going to get people excited around the world.” The rockets are able to land vertically.
The crazy project cost more than $500 million to build. For that hefty price tag, it’s good that the rocket is now the most powerful rocket to ever launch with some cool extras for flare.