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Elon Musk has launched his auto into space

Elon Musk has launched his auto into space”

Right now, the Roadster might be playing sweet songs in deep space. Now we can cheerfully say that earthlings have finally started true efforts to leave the planet Earth.

In a move which could change the future of space travel, billionaire businessman Elon Musk has successfully launched the world's most powerful rocket. Just after yesterday's show, where Elon Musk tweeted an animated video presenting proposed launch of Falcon Heavy carrying red Roadster into the asteroid belt, today there is some reality show. The Falcon Heavy could be in use for United States military operations as early as next year if another planned test goes well, while it will give SpaceX confidence as it continues development of the Big Falcon Rocket - for carrying even heavier items beyond earth's orbit.

CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster also carried along a high-data storage unit containing Isaac Asimov's science fiction book series, the Foundation Trilogy, and a plaque bearing the names of 6,000 SpaceX employees.

The Falcon Heavy is essentially three smaller, Falcon 9 rockets strapped together, adding up to a total of 27 engines. "If the test flight works, I think we'd be ready to put satellites on the next mission". Musk said on Monday he was now inclined to reserve that mission for development of an even more powerful SpaceX launch system, the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which he said was proceeding more quickly than expected. A pair of recycled boosters helped send a heavy payload (Roadster) to space.

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Then, capitalising on cost-cutting reusable rocket technology pioneered by SpaceX, the two side boosters flew themselves back to Earth for safe simultaneous touchdowns on twin landing pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station about eight minutes after launch.

It was initially created to restore the possibility of sending humans to the Moon or Mars, but those plans have shifted and now the Falcon Heavy is being considered mainly as a potential equipment carrier to these deep space destinations.

The Falcon Heavy was launched from the same NASA pad that was the base for the Apollo-era Moon missions of the 1960s and 1970s. The original plan had the auto travelling no farther than Mars.

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