Minutes after launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX was livestreaming footage from the Tesla Roadster it released into space.
SpaceX’s advances in space technology have reduced barriers to space and changed the direction of American space policy, but it is not without its challenges.
Starman takes a drive in his Tesla.
Elon Musk is a master of keeping investors believing in the dream of Tesla, but analysis of the company’s output and financials reveal a darker picture.
The ability to land rocket boosters makes them reusable, substantially reducing the cost of launches.
Automatic feedback control is what enabled the Falcon Heavy rocket boosters to land. It also drives most of our technology – and even describes the fundamentals of how humans and animals behave.
SpaceX via Twitter
From damaging the environment to contaminating the solar system, SpaceX’s successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket also poses risks.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket takes off from Cape Kennedy in Florida, USA on 06 February 2018.
The launch of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket is undoubtedly a spectacular feat of engineering - but the release of a sports car into orbit also says something about our values as human beings.
Falcon Heavy’s first payload will be a Tesla Roadster, set to become the world’s fastest car following its launch into a heliocentric orbit.
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy could propel two fully loaded city buses more than 50 times the height of Mount Everest at 32 times the cruising speed of a Boeing 747.