Elon Musk said when they will launch super-heavy rockets

SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says

Musk has confirmed that Falcon Heavy's maiden flight is now set to launch in January 2018 from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk announced Friday evening that the first payload for the Falcon Heavy rocket would be his personal Tesla Roadster - "if it doesn't blow up".

SpaceX successfully completed a "static fire test" of the "world's most powerful" rocket back in May. The Falcon Heavy rocket features 27 Merlin engines and boasts at least double the thrust of any other rocket on the market. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another, ' Musk posted.

Previously, Musk said that the first rocket launch with the big share of probability can fail.


Musk has a net worth of about 19.5 billion dollars.

SpaceX has revealed the updated schedule for Falcon Heavy's debut flight.

It's an impressive piece of engineering, able to lift into orbit three times more than the current successful Falcon 9 can (63.8 metric tonnes, compared with 22.8 metric tonnes). Musk is hopeful it actually makes it up into the air, partly because his auto may (or may not) be part of the Falcon Heavy's initial cargo. The Falcon Heavy can also transport a Dragon spacecraft. Musk said at a press conference earlier this year that Heavy might not even make it to orbit the first time it leaves the atmosphere. It will be capable of taking on the same duties that those rockets perform, while adding new capabilities that range from planting a colony on Mars to making 30-minute transcontinental travel possible on Earth. As if bringing humans to the Red Planet were not hard enough, he has now announced he wants to send his Tesla sports vehicle too. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.

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