Falcon Heavy Test Flight Elon Musk's Basic Economics 5 months ago   34:19

Following its first test launch, Falcon Heavy is now the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)---a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel--Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9.

Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.

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Raihaan Usman
STP-2!!! What a launch
Tin Karalić
RIP center core 25.6.2019.

So great to rewatch this after seeing STP-2!
med K2
Poor centre core 😣😣
Em Christobal
So corny. I wish Bowie saw this.
TG_ Chronical
My house was legit shaking
Cracked Actor
25:44 for all you Bowie fans
Rewatching this now literally brought some tears to my eyes. Crazy
Jason Geddes
Anybody waiting for latest launch
Anurag kumar gupta
Don't panic... Of course we still love you 😍
its not even live for me and i replay the launch on where starman pops out of the shell and it still has me in tears
Jesse j
did YOU spot the Hotwheels tesla roadster?
James Shanks
Regarding stability of the rocket landed on of course I still love you

Why not add locking clamps on the drone ship landing pad that after it lands you could then add steel locking clamps to hold the rocket legs onto the landing pad making it theoretically unable to tip over. With landing sites now over 1000 kilometers off the coast, making sure it survives the trip into port. The locking clamps could be either fixed or movable. I'm sure your engineers can take this idea and run with it.

Just trying to help.
Blue prints pl- oh wait i thought this is Sfs
John Doran
Problem is,,, the 1960's Saturn is still the best thing we've ever made.
Joe Rocha
i love space x.
To the launch
Andrew The Pizza Warrior
Yay the falcon heavy is going to be
Launched again a few days away
Ridicoulous hysteria, all about feelings of pride and importantness. Yes, we are champions in polluting (in all sense) each and every inch of the space within our reach. Technical improvement is everything and human's total faillure is a non issue. Really something to be proud of indeed!
Bacon Persuasion
Interviewed and toured the blue origin facilities several times. Working in commercial aircraft my whole life and can honestly say the blue origin organization is a joke.
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