• An Apollo astronaut explains what riding aboard SpaceX's first moon mission might be like

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is about to debut what is currently the world's most powerful rocket.
    Called Falcon Heavy , the system has three reusable boosters that can push 70 tons of payload into orbit around Earth or nearly 5 tons to Mars. SpaceX is testing the rocket's 27 engines this month, clearing the way for launch a couple of weeks later.
    While Falcon Heavy's maiden flight will send a Tesla Roadster to orbit Mars , Musk hopes to send two people around moon using the 230-foot-tall launcher by the end of the year.
    "We've been approached to do a crewed mission...
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