A drone video was posted on YouTube recently showing the SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch vehicle that has been moved to the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A), Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
The payload for this maiden flight will be Elon Musk’s own first-generation Tesla Roadster as he announced earlier this month on Twitter. Elon Musk owns more companies besides Tesla, SpaceX is one of them. SpaceX is best known for its mission to colonize Mars as has been publicly announced by Elon on several occasions.
The most powerful rocket currently in operation
Currently, only the Falcon 9 rocket is being operated by SpaceX. The Falcon Heavy is, as the name implies, a much larger and more powerful version than the Falcon 9. It actually consists of additional Falcon 9 first stages. The Falcon Heavy is being announced as the most powerful rocket currently in operation.
Electrek reported recently that Musk, who said that the vehicle has a sentimental value to him, described his motivation for the special mission earlier this month:
“I love the thought of a car drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future.”
The drone video footage is short but does a good job of showing the sheer size of SpaceX largest and heaviest rocket to date, the Falcon Heavy.