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SpaceX and the Future of Space...
Feb 8, 2018 at 06:53 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • On Tuesday, Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully debuted its newest rocket called the Falcon Heavy.
  • The reusable rocket, believed to be the world's most powerful, carried a red Tesla Roadster as its mock payload during its widely-publicized test launch.
  • The Falcon Heavy is considered to be a major breakthrough in rocket technology. It has twice the lift capacity of the biggest rocket in America's existing fleet but costs just 1/4 as much.
  • SpaceX is a private space company founded by Elon Musk, a mercurial billionaire who has been vocal about his desire to colonize Mars. Musk is also the CEO and co-founder of Tesla.

Food For Thought

What does the launch of the Falcon Heavy mean for the future of space exploration?

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