Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, which was launched on 6th February, brought in enormous buzz worldwide. The giant machine, designed by SpaceX, a United States’ based organization, soared from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Elon Musk, CEO and chief designer of SpaceX said that this machine is twofold heavier than Delta IV Heavy, the world’s next most giant rocket. But what amused and caught the attention of people globally is that no satellites or astronauts were used to start off with the machine.
The launch garnered a massive trail of curiosities across the web when Mr. Musk decided to send a space-suited mannequin strapped in the driver’s seat of his old cherry-red Tesla sports car instead.
Musk himself was surprised how his trick worked efficiently. He regularly fed his millions of followers about the progress and headway of the machine. However, the videos of a dummy astronaut floating in the space did not just project radicality of his mind but also a sheer genius of this century.
In his tweet, he said, “Evidently, there is an auto in a circle around Earth.” In fact, the dashboard was stamped with “Made on Earth by humans,” probably for the aliens. Surprisingly, even the speakers of his Telsa echoed tunes of David Bowie. However, two of the three boosters landed safely while one of them crashed into the Atlantic at 300mph.
Who is Elon Musk?
Elon Reeve Musk, founder, CEO, and chief designer of SpaceX is also the product creator of Telsa Inc., founder and CEO of Neuralink, The Boring Company, Co-founder of PayPal, SolarCity, Zip2, and is the chairperson of OpenAl.
A business magnate, engineer, and inventor, Musk was ranked 21st in the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in December 2016. He was also listed #12th Richest in Tech by Forbes.
Check out animated version of The Falcon Heavy here View of Falcon Heavy from SpaceX Launch Control