Billionaire Elon Musk revealed the flight of the red convertible Tesla Roadster to Mars
The launch of the largest rocket in the world, the Falcon Heavy will take place on 6 February at 21:30 Moscow time from the NASA Space center at Cape Canaveral.
Today is a big day for Elon musk and the history of space exploration. The company Elon musk SpaceX plans to launch the largest rocket in the world, the Falcon Heavy from space center NASA, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. The start is scheduled for 13:30 (21:30 Moscow time), reports CNN.
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It will be a demonstration mission, designed to test whether the rocket to send a large payload into orbit. Previously, Musk has repeatedly said that the Falcon Heavy could explode at the start, due to the particular complexity of the technical devices of the rocket: thrust in flight will provide 27 engines of equal power 18 Boeing 747 aircraft. The payload capacity of the Falcon Heavy achieves 63,8 tonnes for delivery into low reference orbit, and 16.8 t — if you send a rocket to Mars.
Video of SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch
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According to CNN, all the hotel rooms, located near Cape Canaveral sold: traditionally, NASA sells tickets on missile launches.
People came from all over the world to see, the excellent launch, or the best fireworks they have ever seen/CNN
In anticipation of the launch Musk posted an animation of the launch to your Instagram. The video shows how a rocket takes off as separate from them and all three steps will return to Earth for future use, and how the rocket flies a red convertible Roadster from Tesla with a dummy astronaut, and flies towards Mars.
During the download an error has occurred.Tomorrow, the Falcon Heavy will be released on the orbit of Mars. If he’s not smashed into tiny pieces, it will carry the “astronaut” in-car Roadster at a distance of more than 400 million km from Earth at a speed of 11 km/sec. If it works, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world and the tallest booster after the moon rocket “Saturn-5.
To Mask the connection of the new rocket with the legendary “Saturn-5” seems to be especially important: is this rocket for the first time brought man to the moon in the mission Apollo 11.
As “Saturn 5” is not made since 1972, the Falcon Heavy today can surpass its predecessor and become the only current super-heavy rocket, the first private super-heavy carrier.
Rocket, the Falcon Heavy was first announced seven years ago. Initially the launch of the Falcon Heavy was planned for 2013, later deadlines repeatedly shifted. One of the reasons for this was the crash of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 in June 2015. The current cost of launching the Falcon Heavy is estimated at $90 million For comparison, the cost of the launch of heavy missiles SLS (Space Launch System), which deals with the Boeing company for the NASA Mars program is much higher. According to various expert estimates, it will cost the company $1 billion.