SpaceX launches first Falcon Heavy mission after three years

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SpaceX launches

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful active rocket, was launched for the first time after nearly three years on November 1, 2022, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Important facts

  • Under this mission, satellites of the US Space Force have been sent into space from the Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • This mission was delayed for years by the Space Force.

  • Earlier in 2018, Elon Musk sent a red sports car of his second company Tesla into space as a test payload on a Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • The weight of this rocket is equal to the weight of two space shutters, which weigh 63.8 tonnes.

  • The 230-foot-long rocket has 27 Merlin engines, which makes it the world's most powerful rocket.

  • Saturn-5 was the most powerful rocket ever. Which was used by NASA for the search on the moon.

About SpaceX

  • It is a private spaceflight company that sends satellites and people to space, including NASA crews to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • The company sent its first two astronauts to the ISS on May 30, 2020, aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon, and several more on behalf of NASA and other organizations.

  • As of mid-2022, it is the only commercial spaceflight company capable of sending astronauts into space.

  • SpaceX was founded by Alan Musk, a South African-born businessman and entrepreneur.

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