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SpaceX orbiting Mars in a Tesla sports auto

SpaceX orbiting Mars in a Tesla sports auto

The rocket, which is the largest in the world in terms of payload, launched from Florida on Tuesday, lifting a red Tesla Roadster into an orbit which will take it into the asteroid belt.

"Best crew in the world!" It involves a truly enormous launch vehicle, called BFR or Big Falcon Rocket, that would give off more than 11 million pounds of thrust at liftoff.

The celebratory moment was captured on smartphone video by Shannon Lydic, a server at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, a restaurant near Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that this frequented by SpaceX employees. CCTV focused most of its attention on the fact that the third booster of Falcon Heavy rocket failed to land on its launching pad on the sea, not the overall success of the launch. And of course, SpaceX delivered the dramatic debut of the Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful launch system deployed since the Space Shuttle. That's more than double the Falcon Heavy's thrust.

Musk's oversized ambitions, if realized, could allow the billionaire to earn as much as $55.8 billion in Tesla stock in the next decade under a new compensation plan that prioritizes a 10-fold boost in the company's market value over profitability. She has been modeling for more than 50 years.

One of Musk's key takeaways from the Falcon Heavy's successful flight? Some people criticized Musk and SpaceX for the payload, which Musk previously said would be "the silliest thing we can imagine", as a wasted opportunity to send something scientific, educational, or otherwise practically useful into space.

Money-losing Tesla's long-term viability depends on annually selling billions of dollars of Model 3s, the new sedan that starts at $35,000, about half the price of its flagship Model S. Tesla said that net reservations for the new model were stable during the fourth quarter.

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The wise investments made in commercial space by both the Bush and Obama administrations helped lead to SpaceX's history making moment today.

"We tried to cancel the Falcon Heavy program three times because it was way harder than we thought", said Musk.

The company is developing a spacecraft that can fly humans - a first for the company - into orbit.

The government should be focusing on their unique, longer-term goals and partnering with the private sector to help incentivize the success of this commercial USA enterprise. The Falcon Heavy, developed at zero cost to the taxpayer, would charge NASA approximately $100M per launch. "You can tell it's real because it looks so fake, honestly", Mr Musk said after the launch.

Elon Musk's vehicle is headed off into very deep space after being strapped to the top of a rocket.


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