CAPE CANAVERAL – UPDATE 21.47 HOURS – The new rocket from SpaceX, with a red Tesla Roadster is launched. The launch was first postponed, but flew around 21.45 hrs Dutch time to get the air in. Follow below the live view.
The rocket is the Falcon Heavy from space SpaceX. It is the strongest launcher in half a century. The Tesla Roadster should as a publicity stunt in the direction of Mars. Along the way it should, the song Space Oddity by David Bowie from the speakers sound.
The new rocket should be to help people back further in the space, in the future, possibly even to Mars.
Boosters in contention
The rocket will be three so-called boosters use to get loose from the ground. It contains 27 engines, which have almost the same power as eighteen Boeing 747. If the task of the boosters is over, they must return to the earth and careful countries, so that they can be reused.