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Monday, 7 August 2017

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch animation Reveals by Elon Musk

In a post on his Instagram page on Friday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed a new animation that shows exactly how he hopes the launch of the massive spacecraft will come off. 

There's no dramatic music or special effects. Those aren't needed — the process alone is amazing enough. First we see the Falcon Heavy lift off, and soon after its two booster rockets separate and return to Earth in controlled landings, intact and ready to be prepared for future missions.

Next, we return to space, where the center core then separates from the main module and begins its controlled descent back to Earth as well. It's really quite beautiful, and if the real thing goes off without a hitch as shown in this video, the profile of SpaceX and Musk will rise even higher. 
Remember, Falcon Heavy is the spacecraft Musk designed to carry humans to the moon and Mars, so if the first few test launches are successful, there will be a lot of excitement around the possibilities for manned missions using the Falcon Heavy in coming years. 
But Musk is aware that this is an incredibly difficult feat he's trying to pull off, fraught with significant risks. 
"[Falcon Heavy] is twice the thrust of the next largest rocket currently flying and ~2/3 thrust of the Saturn V moon rocket," said Musk on Instagram. "Lot that can go wrong in the November launch…" 
WITH MORE THAN 5 MILLION POUNDS OF THRUST AT LIFTOFF, FALCON Heavy will be the most capable rocket flying. By comparison, the liftoff thrust of the Falcon Heavy equals approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power. Below is a comparison chart of the world’s heavy lift vehicles, based on historical launch data. Falcon Heavy can lift the equivalent of a fully loaded 737 jetliner--complete with passengers, luggage and fuel--to orbit.  Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit than Falcon Heavy. Below shows what makes Falcon Heavy World's most powerful rocket.....

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