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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.

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  1. Not fair !
    This guy's got everything — The car ,the battery, hyper loop , and now he's got a rocket too ! What next ? A real monopolist as far as endeavours go .The future certainly looks Muskian for Earthlings . What about a journey to the centre of the earth ,Elon ? Tech should be no problem for you .

  2. That was unbelievable. The amount of hard work, intelligence and creativity to develop that feat of engineering (the Falcon heavy and the Falcon's) has taken so long but it was stunning! I can't imagine the pride felt by them from that success must be overwhelming for some if not all the team.
    If any of them ever see this message, thank you for launching us into the beginning of the future.

  3. Bill Nye isn't even a real scientist why does anyone care what his opinion is? Go dance with a tranny on Netflix Bill, put Elon back on.

  4. How much fuel is used to launch this rocket ? Are we thinking about this planet atmosphere and nature during this space explorations.

  5. I use to respect and think Musk a genius. But after partnering with Trump (which makes one question Musks' character and regard for the foundations of american democracy), and now adding to space junk, for millions of dollars of free car advertisement, I do not value what he thinks or does.

  6. elon had a great upbringing. His mom kept him healthy, and dad was a smart engineer. Not all of us had this. Great Job though Elon and SpaceX team

  7. 0:19 Which is still less than half of what the Saturn V was capable of.

    And yeas, I know, Falcon is partially reusable, it's launch cost is 1/10th of the cost, pound for pound it's more like 1/5tg but I digress, further development of the Saturn would have brought the costs down, there were plans to recover in part(the F1 engines) or in whole the first stage, and this was 50 years ago.

  8. Eternity is to long to get this wrong. Accept Jesus Christ today, we are not promised a tomorrow. Check out these channels, ODD Reality and The Potters Clay.

  9. Although cool, it's presumably very fuel inefficient to land those booster rockets using thrust. The production version should utilise gliders (like the space shuttle) or parachutes

  10. I am excited to see smart people in the comments, so many people think this launch never happened lol. Kinda scary we walk amongst these people!

  11. Hey believers, believe this one. It's a video from Phoenix, showing the Dec launch from Vandenberg AFB, CA. That's over 500 miles away with more than 30 miles of earth curvature. Notice how the rocket angles downward, and never reaches "space"

  12. My friend got yelled at by Elon for not finishing the rocket engines by a specific date. He told me it was the greatest day of his life.

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