Falcon Heavy Test Flight Elon Musk's Basic Economics 2 weeks 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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These guys are the modern day Apollo era team.
Chris Liddell
looool 33:30 - 33:32 in 0,25x speed hahaha xD
After almost 1 year I came back to rewatch and...
Raygan Lena
Did that parson come back to earth or not
Dmytro Picky
i imagin ppl in Apolo times shtng thir pants . i was so exited for this unrepresentative underloaded test flight lol))
Sean Anthony
Great South African man will change our future
The game show sounding commentator at 22:45 needs to go.
Idk Idk
justin hyland
Awesomeness starts @ 21:52
@34:00 WTF the background change.
Nicky L
I watched that launch from 12 miles away
There was only 15 minutes remaining in the launch window when the rocket left the pad
Pawan Yadav
I am the big fan of yours sir Elon Musk ...you are my inspiration & Motivation. Love from India sir 😃😄 jai hind
mana ranjan
Where is the core landing ??🤔🤔it Is possible for the return of the core
Adam Burnham
Still absolutely amazing.
Elemental Sheep
29:30 - 30:30 couldn't stop smiling.
hello moto
Why is Elon Musk building rockets to space, come on man. We're already experiencing global warming effects due to the eccesive carbon build up, now we rockets just pounding out carbons through the entire atmospheres... he should be focuses on renewable, battery operated space elevator that connects all planets throughout planets upon planets throughout universes...
Larry Carmody
Why do you use kilometers & meters? All aviation & space vehicles us Knotical miles & feet, not Kelometers & meters, it really pisses me off, being a commercial pilot for over fifty years & I have to listen this in metric measures.
Wiggly Wonka
Where are the stars???
lbs jm
use for the top protection a parachurte guided by gps - used by us air force
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