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Elon Musk on how Falcon Heavy will change space travel [Video]

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Elon Musk on how Falcon Heavy will change space travel [Video]

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida yesterday carrying its first payload -- a red Tesla roadster -- into orbit. Loren Grush spoke to CEO Elon Musk about the launch and what this means for the future of space travel, as well as Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye. The Falcon Heavy now holds the title for the world’s most powerful rocket, and its launch marks the first time a vehicle this massive has ever been sent up by a commercial company. Read More: YouTube

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Watch Elon Musk React to Falcon Heavy Launch in Exclusive National Geographic Video

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Watch Elon Musk React to Falcon Heavy Launch in Exclusive National Geographic Video

Elon Musk wasn't necessarily expectingSpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket to successfully launch into space Tuesday (Feb. 6) — but it did, and a new video shows Musk's surprise and delight as the megarocket lifted off. "Holy flying f---," Musk says in the video, seconds after the Falcon Heavy pushed off the launch pad. "That thing took off." The video, captured exclusively by National Geographic, shows Musk watching the launch from inside SpaceX's flight control facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon Heavy took off from Launch Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, which SpaceX leases from the agency, at...

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Yup, Flat-Earthers Think the Falcon Heavy Launch Was a Conspiracy

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Yup, Flat-Earthers Think the Falcon Heavy Launch Was a Conspiracy

Yesterday's successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket also sent an unusual payload into space: a cherry-red Tesla Roadster "manned" by a dummy named Starman and equipped with cameras that provided gorgeous views of Earth against the backdrop of space. But flat-Earthers aren't buying it. "People who believe that the Earth is a globe because 'they saw a car in space on the Internet' must be the new incarnation of 'It's true, I saw it on TV!' It's a poor argument," tweeted The Flat Earth Society, an organization dedicated to spreading the (incorrect) notion that the Earth is not round....

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Radiation Will Tear Elon Musk's Rocket Car to Bits in a Year

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Radiation Will Tear Elon Musk's Rocket Car to Bits in a Year

There's a "midnight cherry" Tesla Roadster hurtling toward deep space right now, the first-ever payload of the Falcon Heavy rocket. It's worth asking why this is happening, and Live Science has. But given that it is happening, it's also worth asking what is going to happen to this electric sportscar condemned to what could be a billion-year elliptical journey through outer space. The first factor that will determine the Roadster's fate, of course, will be the success or failure of the spacecraft lofting it out of Earth's gravity well. As Live Science sister site Space.com reported, SpaceX has taken pains...

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Falcon Heavy first LAUNCH and LANDING [Video]

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Falcon Heavy first LAUNCH and LANDING [Video]

The successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy and the landing of its boosters and core. With this, Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world. The first stage consists of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores with 27 Merlin engines. Read More: YouTube

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