SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

SpaceX carried out its first commercial launch on Thursday with its Falcon Heavy rocket easing a Saudi telecoms satellite into

Another win for SpaceX on Thursday came when NASA announced that it had chosen the company as the launch provider for its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission.

He estimates that each fairing costs approximately $6 million, which equates to about 10 percent of the cost of a Falcon 9 launch. After launch, SpaceX was able to land the Falcon Heavy's two outer boosters almost simultaneously on two of the company's landing pads. 'Three for three boosters today for the Falcon Heavy'.

On March 13th, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that the agency was mulling over the idea of using a commercial rocket, potentially the Falcon Heavy, to launch an important test flight around the Moon.

The ability to retrieve payload fairings is the latest step in SpaceX's creation of rocket systems that are entirely reusable.

SpaceX's payload fairing retrieval boat, dubbed Mr. Steven.

Original story: This afternoon, SpaceX's most powerful rocket - which is also the most powerful rocket in the world at the moment - will take its second flight to space from Florida more than a year after its famous debut mission.

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Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon Heavy launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying a satellite into orbit for Saudi Arabian company Arabsat.

Believe it or not, the trio of boosters aren't the only things that SpaceX managed to recover.

And even before that point, SpaceX was already celebrating the successful landing of Falcon Heavy's three individual boosters. The Falcon Heavy's center core landed on the droneship "Of Course I Still Love You" stationed in the Atlantic Ocean, an improvement on the first launch in February 2018, in which the rocket's center core missed the droneship and crashed into the ocean.

Liftoff with Heavy's new military-certified Falcon 9 engines was crucial in the race with Boeing-Lockheed venture United Launch Alliance and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin as Musk's SpaceX, working to flight-prove its rocket fleet one mission at a time, aims to clinch a third of all US National Security Space missions - coveted military contracts worth billions.

In an incredible accomplishment, the Falcon Heavy's reused side boosters landed smoothly back down to Earth on two separate launchpads about 8 minutes in. Check back then to see if SpaceX can pull off a triple landing this time.

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