The development and evolution of advanced rockets and spacecraft started from scratch, and Elon Musk is the brain that made it possible. The successful first launch of Falcon Heavy Rocket makes it the largest rocket operation as of today. SpaceX was founded in 2002 and successfully achieved the re-flight of an orbital class rocket in 2017. Its mission is to sustain a city in Mars that provides to commence humans to become a multi-planet species that can successfully land an orbit and revolutionize the space technology. NASA awarded SpaceX due to its ground system progress from a challenging feat.
The SpaceX Project
SpaceX is a project with the mission to enable humanity to explore space at a more affordable cost and allowing us to live on other planets in space. SpaceX is a project of Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, CEO of Tesla Motors, and Chairman of SolarCity whose mission is to advance space technology for the future of humanity.
SpaceX successfully garnered the attention of everyone around the world while making a milestone in history. It is currently the only private company to successfully launch a spacecraft from low-orbit from the earth and come back in 2010. Then in 2012, the company delivered a cargo roundabout to the International Space Station, which was a challenging task to achieve with project Dragon spacecraft. The Dragon spacecraft has been providing the resupplying cargo missions for NASA since then.
History In The Making
The launching of Falcon Heavy was successful on February 6 this year by project SpaceX. The Falcon Heavy with 27 engines and three boosters is currently the most massive rocket within the project. It has a power equal to 18 Boeing 747 jetliners and is presently the most powerful rocket ever built in operation. The last comparable rocket to it was the Saturn V rocket of NASA for the Apollo moon landing in the 1970s. It is the first orbital class rocket to make a re-flight in history, creating a milestone towards the future of rapid rocket reusability. SpaceX has the potential to send bigger satellites, spacecraft and other cargos into orbit at a more affordable price. It will open a world of opportunities both for humanity and business which can lead to the rise of space travel and planetary colonization in the future.
The Mannequin In The Roadster
During the launch, there was a mannequin on top of the rocket inside a Tesla Roadster named Starman. All the while, the Roadsters sound system was playing David Bowie’s Starman song on auto-repeat during the whole event. It was an image that has induced the cheers of everyone around the world. With the potential of project SpaceX, it is possible to send humans to Mars and build a new system for Mars Travel namely ‘Big Fucking Rocket’ (BFR.)
SpaceX and Elon Musk have brought humanity closer to space exploration. Humanity will inevitably see the day when space travel is as comfortable as traveling to a different country due to the success of Falcon Heavy. Hopefully, this project will reach its full potential in the future.