Holy flying f***, that thing took off
SpaceX said before the launch: “When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be 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.”
An image of the car heading towards Mars showed the cherry-red sports car displaying a comical message reading “don’t panic” on the dashboard.
Despite carrying the car into space, the aim of the missile is to test the Falcon Heavy’s space-faring capabilities for future manned missions to Mars.