Elon Musk Successfully Launches Worlds Heaviest Rocket Carrying Into Space His Red Tesla Car
Elon Musk has done it again. The US Billionaire is ecstatic over the successful launch of his latest rocket, The Falcon heavy from Kennedy Space centre in Florida. Falcon Heavy, is the most powerful rocket since the space shuttle system and was expected to achieve a 50-50 success rate but the rocket instead launched clear off the pad without any glitches soaring into the atmosphere high over the Atlantic Ocean.
1Falcon heavy, the world’s heaviest rocket sent into space carrying an amusing payload
Musk was reported to have had doubts over the launch saying “I had this image of just a giant explosion on the pad, a wheel bouncing down the road. But fortunately that’s not what happened,” The entrepreneur has much to rejoice.
2Touted as a risky test flight before lift off
The CEO of SpaceX had earlier mentioned how there was serious challenges when planning to develop the rocket which was earlier perceived to have only a 50% success rate of lift off.
The Falcon Heavy is the most capable launch vehicle and heavier than its predecessors possessing the ability to deliver a payload of 64 tones into low earth orbit. This is the same as taking 5 double decker buses to space.
3Experimental project with a weird payload
Believe it or not, but this was just an experimental rocket which was double that of Musk’s next craft the Delta IV heavy which will be the world’s most powerful rocket. The payload for this experimental mission was none other than Musk’ cherry red Tesla sports car.
In the driver’s seat he strapped a mannequin dressed in a space suit and set the radio to play on a loop. The song he chose was one by David Bowie.