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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will load Tesla Roadster

Space Exploration Technologies Corp will try to launch Tesla Inc's Roadster on a new heavy logistics rocket. SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk on Friday said the red Tesla Roadster will head to the first Falcon Heavy rocket facility the next month.

Musk announced the first Falcon Heavy test scheduled to fly from Florida's Space Coast next month as part of a cargo flight mission to Mars. Falcon burns hydrocarbons to consume a very fine kerosene called RP-1 mixed with super cold fluid.

Tinuku SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will load Tesla Roadster

"The Falcon Heavy's payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. The repurposed car will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it does not blow up on ascent," said Musk.

The Tesla Roadster weighs about 2,760 pounds (1250 kilograms), a length of nearly 13 feet (3.9 meters) and a width of about 5.7 feet (1.7 meters) is a good thing to test the Falcon Heavy lift capability for an important logistical trip along human history to Mars.

Three rockets will power Falcon Heavy into space, generating a thrust of 5.1 million pounds from 27 Merlin 1D engines. Technicians are preparing hardware for the launch of Falcon Heavy in the SpaceX hangar at the launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will load Tesla Roadster

"Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another," Musk said.

SpaceX requires Falcon Heavy to transport the heaviest satellites to serve US military and commercial companies. The work also sends large groups of lighter satellites into orbit to build new broadband communications networks.

SpaceX launches the first Falcon Heavy rocket in 2011. If the Roadster reaches Mars, it will be the first SpaceX load to visit another planet. SpaceX previously planned to deliver the capsule "Red Dragon" to land on Mars by 2020, but the project was canceled.


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