The rocket, known as the Falcon Heavy, will lift off from Cape Canaveral, using the same launchpad as Apollo 11, Musktweeted late Friday in the U.S. CEO Elon Musksaid that he will send personal Tesla Roadster as the payload.
SpaceX also ultimately plans to be able to recover all three rocket cores that power the Falcon Heavy, just like it's done over the a year ago with main rocket booster stage of its Falcon 9s. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit. Company executives previously spoke of how hard it is to build such a large rocket-powered by three Falcon 9 cores, meaning it has thrice the thrust of original Falcon 9.
Musk expects his Roadster to remain in deep space for a billion of years, unless Falcon Heavy blows up on its way to the red planet. Falcon Heavy missions will send large payloads to orbit inside a composite fairing, which will protect satellites during delivery to destinations including low Earth orbit, geosynchronous transfer orbit, and geosynchronous orbit.
The first flight of the Falcon Heavy is expected to launch in January of 2018, a bit of a delay from its initial 2013 launch date.
He wants to land at least two of the spacecraft on Mars in 2022 carrying equipment - and then ones transporting people in 2024.
The rocket is a blend of three of SpaceX's Falcon 9 strapped together; subsequently, it will have thrice the thrust of one single Falcon 9 rocket. Not that the first humans on Mars will be able to drive it. Musk said at a press conference earlier this year that Heavy might not even make it to orbit the first time it leaves the atmosphere.
According to the NCAA's official report, the three-year probation period is from December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2020. Many fans say these sanctions could have short and long-term impacts on the Ole Miss football program.
They also say that the waters of the tropical Atlantic were much warmer than normal and that played a role. Harvey devastated the Texas coast for six days with constant heavy rain that caused deadly flooding.
Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg said the timing of Qualcomm's lawsuits is coincidental to Apple's countersuit. The Apple law suit comes after Qualcomm sued it last July for using elements of its battery life patents .
Sunday brings about our monthly appearance of a full moon, but this weekend it will be especially spectacular. Experts say it'll be roughly 222,000 miles away, which is roughly 10,000 to 20,000 miles closer than normal.
It was part of the "Make in India" initiative that Huawei Honor has taken a keen interest and significant part in. We are now thrilled to offer our customers exclusive access to yet another impressive device, the Honor 7X.
Boone has not been in uniform since retiring as a player eight years ago, but his hiring continues a trend around the majors. Boone said he had interviewed for front office and coaching roles in recent years, but never for a manager's job.
A TV personality Nadya who was known for looking like Angie had got some surgery done to look more like the actress. It is no secret that Angelina Jolie is revered as one of the most attractive women in the Hollywood industry.
Doctor mistakenly declares newborn dead in India
The police have now registered a case against the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh on the basis of a complaint filed by the family. Now, Parveen and several of his relatives sit outside Max Healthcare in Shalimar Bagh , demanding action against the hospital.
Jimbo Fisher to take Texas A&M job
Deondre Francois is not happy about how Jimbo Fisher left his coaching post at Florida State. Now that Fisher has made a decision to bolt, see how Twitter reacted to the news.
Supermoon 2017: How to see it in Chicago Sunday
In London, the dazzling full moon will begin to rise at around 4.21pm, before setting the next morning at 8.15am. The brightest moon in nearly 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe.
Authorities issue AMBER Alert for missing 3-year-old girl
The girl's biological father, Alex Woods, who does not live with the child or her mother, has questioned the kidnapping story. Authorities have not released any photos of Woods yet, or said who may have taken her and where they might be headed.