On February 6, SpaceX will aim to make history with the Falcon Heavy rocket — and they are looking to do it in a most peculiar way. The Falcon Heavy will soar into space carrying a cherry-red Tesla Roadster blaring David Bowie into a sun-centered orbit near Mars.
What makes this rocket launch unique?
If successful, the Falcon Heavy will become the most powerful rocket in the world by a factor of two, capable of launching more than 140,000 pounds of cargo—and one day perhaps passengers—into low-Earth orbit.
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