The founder of SpaceX Elon Musk has just unveiled a tantalizing first glimpse of his brand new amazing megarocket the Falcon Heavy, which should launch on its maiden flight in about a month.
Recently, in a Twitter post Musk revealed few views of the new rocket that is based inside SpaceX’s hangar in of NASA’s Kenedy Space Center Cape Canaveral, Florida. The images are showing some stunning views of this powerful machine from above and one imposing shot of the rockets engines.
In his early morning post, Elon Musk wrote: “Falcon Heave at the Cape”
Falcon Heavy is a heavy-lift launch vehicle that is powered by 2 first stage boosters and one in the middle that it similar, but modified Falcon 9. The rocket will stand about 70 meters tall when it will be completed. Also, it is expected to launch payloads of up to 119,00 lbs into space.
The Falcon Heavy is definitely the most powerful U.S. rocket since the famous Saturn V moon rocket and it is capable of launching twice as much in comparison with the current record holder called the Delta IV Heavy that was built by ULA (United Launch Alliance).
Musk also said that this rocket’s first payload will be his own midnight-cherry-red Tesla Roadster, that will be launched on a trajectory that is aiming towards Mars orbit. But also, he said that there is a slight chance that maybe the rocket will fail on its debut test flight.
Representatives from the SpaceX said the its first static fire test should happened by the end of this year.
SpaceX has a plan to use also the Dragon space capsule so they can launch two passengers around the moon by the end of next year.