In the current world of space exploration, information gathering, technological advancement, etc. American private aerospace manufacturer and transporter SpaceX is running circles around NASA to a degree that is almost embarrassing for the government run agency.
Earlier today SpaceX made another gigantic step forward in the realm of cosmic exploration by doing a test launch for their Falcon Heavy rocket from the historic launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
In order to show what the entire test mission should look like if all goes according to plan, SpaceX released an animated video of each step of the process.
To make the video even more exciting and charming, they added the David Bowie classic hit “Life on Mars” to play along with it.
The Falcon Heavy rocket is meant to act as a reusable liftoff launch vehicle, meaning that every last rocket and booster on the ship would be able to return to Earth to a specific launch pad so that in the future millions if not billions of dollars would not have to keep being spent to build new ones.
SpaceX is hoping to use the Falcon Heavy rocket as a more efficient way to get people and other payloads to the moon, Mars, and other interstellar places in the future.
On this particular launch, SpaceX did something rather unconventional (which is nothing new for them) by making the dummy payload on the rocket founder Elon Musk‘s Tesla Roadster.
The reason for this according to Musk comes from a tweet he posted late last year, saying:
“I love the thought of a car drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future.”
Watch the real launch of Falcon Heavy here.
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