Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy Launch Photos

September 20, 2017 – 06:58 am

falcon heavy spacexSpaceXSpaceX's animation of how the Falcon Heavy will look.Later this year, Elon Musk's private rocket company, SpaceX, will launch a test flight of what it claims is the most massive rocket in existence: the Falcon Heavy. It looks a little like SpaceX's standard rocket, the Falcon 9, with two other Falcons strapped to its sides.

Put another way, this one ship has the liftoff thrust equivalent of 15 Boeing 747s tied together and running at full power.

Falcon heavyOnly one other rocket has been heavier than the Falcon Heavy will be, SpaceX claims. That was NASA's Saturn V ship, which carried the Apollo and Skylab missions into space from 1966 until 1973.

Falcon Heavy, however, is equipped to go to Mars, SpaceX says:

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Photo Credit SpaceX Posted on AmericaSpaceSpaceX

It has a "Low Earth Orbit" payload of 53, 000 kg (116, 845 pounds), and could carry 13, 200 kg to Mars on its 27 Merlin engines. "Falcon Heavy can lift the equivalent of a fully loaded 737 jetliner — complete with passengers, luggage and fuel — to orbit, " SpaceX says. (Here's a theoretical video of the rocket in action.)

Here's what it looks like next to the world's other biggest rockets. It's both heavier and bigger than all of them:

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Saturn V, not shown here, could lift 118, 000 kg (260, 000 pounds) into low-Earth orbit.

Here's a Falcon 9. You can see how big it is next to those puny humans:


This is what Falcon Heavy will look like after launch.

Source: www.businessinsider.com

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