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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying Tesla Roadster


A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Falcon Heavy, has three first-stage boosters, strapped together with 27 engines in all. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time with a Tesla roadster on board.
The highly anticipated launch took place Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The Falcon Heavy rocket features three boosters and 27 engines to give it a powerful thrust.
SpaceX owner Elon Musk said he used the rocket to send his Tesla roadster into orbit as a mock payload.
This image from video provided by SpaceX shows the company’s spacesuit in Elon Musk’s red Tesla sports car which was launched into space during the first test flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (SpaceX via AP)
Musk said he wanted to add some dramatic flair to the mission, which will take the car around the sun in a long, oval orbit.
After the successful landing of its two side boosters, the SpaceX rocket is now the most powerful rocket in operation in the world, and the Tesla roadster is hailed as the first automobile in space.

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