Space X Records Success In Its First Falcon Heavy Mission Since 2019
Elon Musk’s aerospace company Space X has launched its first Falcon Heavy mission since 2019 from Florida.
Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful active rocket, lifted off yesterday, Tuesday, 1 November, in Florida amid dense fog. The entire rocket system itself reportedly consisted of three Falcon 9 boosters strapped side-by-side.
This particular launch was to have taken place earlier. But a series of delays ensured the rocket remained on the ground – well, until yesterday, Tuesday. Florida’s Florida’s Cape Canaveral played host to the lift-off.
The rocket initially debuted in 2018 when it sent a Tesla of red hue into orbit. Given the success of the test payload, plans were underway to continue the exploratory run. But for some reason, for years, another launch was delayed by Space Force, a United States military branch established under for President Donald Trump to oversee some of the Pentagon’s activities in space.
The Falcon Heavy mission was successful and elicited cheers not only from engineers that were part of the team but from social media users as well, some of whom followed the live launch, which was terminated halfway at the behest, allegedly, of Space Force.
At this rate, Elon Musk might be one step toward owning a planet. Who knows?