SpaceX’s grand mission to Mars took a huge step towards becoming a reality as we got to see the Mars-bound rocket, Falcon Heavy’s footage for the first time.
The video has been a long time coming and got all the space nerds jumping for joy as we got to see the massive rocket in the middle of a successful flight test. The new video shows the Falcon Heavy on its pad as SpaceX tests the rocket’s engines.
First static fire test of a Falcon Heavy center core completed at our McGregor, TX rocket development facility last week. pic.twitter.com/tHUHc1QiKG
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 9, 2017
Falcon Heavy is the largest rocket yet developed by the company and is the icon for Elon Musk’s spaceflight organization. The rocket is destined to send robotic payloads to the Red planet, and once it successfully does so, it will also be used to send people out to galactic destinations.
Falcon Heavy will also be reusable, which is becoming more of a trademark for SpaceX rockets, which means that SpaceX will land the rocket’s stages back on Earth after hurtling it into space, thus reducing the cost of launching it into orbit by several folds.
Falcon Heavy is expected to make its maiden voyage to space later this year, and we can’t wait for the high-flying rocket action to come sooner!
Watch the incredible rocket under testing in the video below!