The 23-storey-tall jumbo rocket, carrying a cherry red Tesla Roadster from the assembly line of Musk's electric auto company as a mock payload, thundered off its launchpad in billowing clouds of steam and rocket exhaust at 3:45 p.m (2045 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center. Despite being a demo mission meant to show that the rocket can fire its engines and reach orbit, the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket has generated quite a bit of publicity for SpaceX.
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SpaceX announced its intention to build the Falcon Heavy in 2011, crafting it as a vehicle essentially made out of three combined Falcon 9s, the company's now most-used rocket. For that, it is building a new drone ship that will join two other SpaceX drone ships now floating on the Space Coast. "Just Read the Instructions" is in the Pacific for launches from Vandenberg, and "Of Course I Still Love You" in the Atlantic for launches from Cape Canaveral. All the three drone ships are named after the spacecraft that featured in Scottish author Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.
The name of the new drone ship is A Shortfall of Gravitas and will join the now operational Of Course I Still Love You drone ship for East Coast booster landing operations. Regarding the damage to the ship, Musk said, "Not enough ignition fluid to light the outer two engines after several three engine relights". "Fix is pretty obvious". It will use a Falcon 9 rocket to launch the Paz Earth monitoring satellite into orbit for Spain.
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SpaceX intends to build a more powerful rocket than Falcon Heavy that could eventually send humans to Mars and beyond.
On Feb. 6, the Falcon Heavy's maiden launch captured the attention of people everywhere. In fact, he made an awesome video of SpaceX's failed Falcon 9 booster landings for us to watch in the past. Rather than landing on shore, the center booster was supposed to touch down on a remote droneship hanging out off the coast. Elon Musk also revealed that the stereo in the vehicle is blasting Bowie's song Space Oddity.
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