Starman Starts a New Era of Space Exploration

We have entered a new era of space exploration

Space X Made an Important Leap Forward in Space Exploration This Last Week with the launch of the Falcon Heavy.

Space X: Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9.

Watch the reusable side boosters land at nearly the same time. The Core booster unfortunately crashed on the drone ship, but still this is an amazing step forward.

Watch Starman literally “drive” into the depths of the Solar System on a billion year journey around the sun. Space X was aiming for Mars but they ended up miscalculating and sending him towards the Asteroid Belt. Oh well, its still cool.