Falcon Heavy Rocket Makes History With Successful First Launch

National Geographic News

An extraordinary ballet was danced through the skies over central Florida on Tuesday, as SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket passed its first test launch with (mostly) flying colors. With its highly anticipated first flight behind it, the Falcon Heavy is now the world's most powerful operational rocket by a factor of two, capable of lifting 140,000 pounds of cargo into low-Earth orbit. Only the Saturn V rocket that sent humans to the moon has lifted so much, so far. "I'm still trying to absorb everything that happened. It seemed surreal to me," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a post-launch press briefing on Tuesday.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

FOX News

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched its largest rocket yet, The SpaceX Falcon Heavy. It's first payload was Musk's personal 2008 Tesla Roadster. Here's everything you need to know about the historic launch.

Clip captures Elon Musk's reaction to Falcon Heavy launch

Daily Mail

Millions of people watched the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket last week, but perhaps none with more anticipation that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster could crash back into EARTH

Daily Mail

Elon Musk made history with the launch of his of Falcon Heavy rocket last week, but experts say its payload could crash back to Earth in the next million years.

SpaceX just landed two rocket boosters back on Earth. We don't know the fate of the third.


After SpaceX successfully blasted its Falcon Heavy mega-rocket into outer space today, two of the rocket's three boosters turned around, plummeted through the atmosphere, and landed back on Earth.