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Russell Knight | 08 February, 2018, 20:15

Musk, not one to let an opportunity for humor pass, thanked Bezos for the well-wishes - and included a winking, kissing emoji.

On the bright side, SpaceX never meant to reuse the first Falcon Heavy center core stage, or the two that did land successfully, because an upgraded version known as Block 5 is due to fly in the coming months. "It will be in an elliptical orbit with one part of the ellipse being at Earth orbit and one part being at Mars orbit, so it will essentially be an Earth-Mars cycler", Musk said to Florida Today.

"He may be discovered by some future alien race, thinking, 'What were they doing?"

We will update this story live with details about the press conference and what's shared as soon as they are available. Others described it as "stunning" and hailed the "amazing feat of science". The launch in itself was a test for SpaceX's oversized rocket, as well as for the landing capabilities of the boosters after separation.

After boosting back, they reentered into the main bulk of Earth's atmosphere and performed a truly incredibly landing, synchronized as if they were performing an elaborate aerospace ballet.

In a groundbreaking first for SpaceX, the firm said it would attempt a triple landing of Falcon Heavy's booster engines. Just a few years ago, SpaceX was the first to fly a reusable, tail-landing rocket that can deliver a satellite or replenish the space station.

In an unlisted stream of the launch, an announcer was heard saying 'We lost the centre core'. The rocket is the most powerful rocket in the world and is carrying a Tesla Roadster into orbit.

The president of the Mars Society, a space advocacy group intent on exploring and settling Mars, cheered SpaceX's achievement - and reduced price.

The Air Force also plans to use the Falcon Heavy in its Space Test Program-2 mission, which is comprised of military and scientific research satellites.

'Everything that you could want in a test flight - we got here, ' the team said. At the wheel is a dummy dressed in a spacesuit. A sign on the dashboard read: "Don't panic!" A space-suited mannequin was strapped in the driver's seat, and the radio set to play a David Bowie soundtrack on a loop. SpaceX is reusing first-stage boosters to save on launch costs. To top it all off, a few lucky sky-gazers in California even caught a glimpse of the Falcon Heavy's upper stage performing its final burn, hours after takeoff, putting the infamous Tesla Roadster on a course that will bring it as far out as the asteroid belt. It's heading to chase Mars around the sun, sharing the same orbit-forever approaching the red planet, but never actually reaching it.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Prepares the U.S. for Interplanetary Travel
Some counted down as the rocket readied its 27 engines and three boosters and prepared to blast off from Cape Canaveral. The car's projected path will bring it close to Mars , drifting through space for potentially millions of years.

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The Observatory said an arms depot in Jamraya had been hit, but it could not confirm whether research facilities had been damaged. The monitoring group said the campaign against Ghouta has killed at least 350 civilians, including more than 80 children.

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After five years of setbacks, the massive rocket capable of achieving a thrust equivalent to more than 18 Boeing 747 jetliners finally took its maiden flight. "The auto will take at least six months to travel the 200 million miles to Mars".

And, it's expected to remain in orbit for about a billion years.

The launch followed an impressive run of successful paid missions - 20 in all since January 2017.

But Musk said Tuesday that he wouldn't recommend using the Falcon Heavy for crewed moon missions.

SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Roadster from Tesla, his electric vehicle company, was the payload on the Falcon Heavy demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A that lifted of from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 3:45 p.m. EST.

The world's first space sports vehicle is cruising towards the Asteroid Belt, well beyond its intended destination.

After SpaceX sent a Tesla Roadster into space, manned by the "Starman", it seemed to be on its way to the asteroid belt.

The vehicle and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy rocket will eventually escape Earth orbit and travel outwards through the solar system - but not in a hurry. He's in charge of the carmaker as well as the private space company.

Social media users waited with anticipation as the scheduled launch time approached. Although much of the technology in the Falcon Heavy is proven, it is a new rocket and things could easily go wrong.

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