Falcon Heavy Animation

Falcon Heavy Animation

When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.

Falcon Heavy’s first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft.

Following liftoff, the two side boosters separate from the center core and return to landing sites for future reuse. The center core, traveling further and faster than the side boosters, also returns for reuse, but lands on a drone ship located in the Atlantic Ocean.

At max velocity the Roadster will travel 11 km/s (7mi/s) and travel 400 million km (250 million mi) from Earth.

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70 Responses

  1. Norberto Garcia says:

    This is going in the history books

  2. Eskil Eriksson says:

    Love you all, people on Earth, and the ones with their head in the skies!

  3. Michael Bay says:

    Rocket porn, this stuff needs to be age gated

  4. mattpetty1 says:

    I have a question…….When it make a left turn at mars, will it use its blinkers? A BMW would not.

  5. Anonymous User says:

    better than NASA’s actual footage

  6. XxTrigerHappyxX says:

    Is it still to early to call him an american hero i mean human hero…. oh wait i mean Alien HERO

  7. Coda says:

    Do not go gentle into that goodnight Space Man. Good luck out there.

  8. Vladimir Putín says:

    I Love you Elon!

  9. Suderp says:

    Car companies brag about Nurburgring times and top speed while Mr. Musk can talk about his car being in space

  10. Spifey says:

    Amazing song

  11. Cicero Nogo says:

    imagine watching this with zero context. or showing this to the aliens that find the roadster in a couple thousand years

  12. magnumaugustus says:

    Headline: Billionaire who sells solar panels and flamethrowers launches his old car at Mars.
    This is the 21st century we were promised.

  13. Ginny855 says:

    Bowie Power!! They play Life on Mars in the animation! According to Elon Musk the dummy’s name is Starman! And they’re going to play Space Oddity in the car for the launch! …I’m sure David Bowie will see and hear this from wherever he is up there!

  14. Rodrigo Marques de Oliveira says:

    Ok, that last bit offered me a pretty spetacular wallpaper. Thank your for it.

  15. Alpha Adhito says:

    And here comes Stig’s *space cousin*

  16. SCE 2045 says:

    Tonight news on Galactic News:

    Last morning on 24 September of 2542 the planetary cruiser Adventure of Sol, was traveling normally when some object crashed on its bow, which turned out to be nothing more than the late Elon Musk car with its eternal driver Starman after floating aimlessly hearing David Bowie’s Space Oddity for 5 centuries, which would have made it priceless had it not crashed and turned to debris near instantaneously

  17. Star9 says:

    Lets go to Mars already

  18. Juan says:

    Fail or Success I love SpaceX! Like if you agree

    • Squirrelific says:

      Yeah, it’s more likely that *this launch* will fail, considering it’s the first *test* flight. I’m sure SpaceX will keep pushing and pull it off soon whether it succeeds or fails. Whether it goes up in space or up in flames, we want to see it.

    • stock fish says:

      whatever #cheers mate :))
      falcon1 failed 3X, #falconheavy successful testfired. 50/50 chance. :)) therefore. the glass is half-full :))

  19. Yo ski says:

    tesla will officially have the most miles on its car

  20. Andrew Power says:

    This makes me so excited for the future of space travel!

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