VIDEO: SpaceX Launches a Car into Space on Largest Rocket Ever Made
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL -- SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy shook the ground this afternoon as the largest rocket ever built launched owner Elon Musk’s Red Tesla with a rocketman mannequin in the driver’s seat. Like many young boys in 1969, I wanted to be an astronaut. That dream didn’t come true, but I loved watching the Apollo missions to the moon and the space shuttle flights that followed.
Today’s launch is the first that has brought back that dream to many youngsters of the current generation. The video speaks for itself.
Fox News is reporting that, ”The successful launch marks the beginning of a very busy schedule for the space vehicle. Later this year, it is scheduled to launch a communications satellite for a Saudi Arabian satellite operator, Arabsat. It is also scheduled to launch a test payload for the U.S. Air Force as soon as June, allowing the branch of the U.S. military to determine whether the Falcon Heavy is capable of launching national security payloads.”