nerd excitement – falcon heavy

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I’ve been reading the PR today about SpaceX and its heavy launch vehicle. This rocket can carry a payload into space equivalent to a 747 fully loaded with people, fuel, and luggage. The biggest, baddest, rocket since the Saturn 5 that launched the Apollo missions. This is part of the fulfillment of NASA’s new strategy. Let the private companies be space taxis while they do the science and exploration. So it should be. And it will be cheaper.

This rocket is meant to take people and their vehicles into space. It could drop you off at the moon, or possibly even Mars. Look at the amazing photos. You can go first. I’ll take the 400th successful flight.

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