This past Tuesday SpaceX successfully lauched the Falcon Heavy. The dummy payload on the Falcon’s maiden flight was SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster delivered into a 4 billion year orbit of the red planet, Mars.

This past Tuesday SpaceX successfully lauched the Falcon Heavy. The dummy payload on the Falcon’s maiden flight was SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster delivered into a 4 billion year orbit of the red planet, Mars.

Falcon Heavy is a reusable, super heavy-lift launch vehicle that increases the maximum low Earth Orbit (LEO) maximum payload to 63,800 kilograms.

Falcon Heavy was designed to deliver payloads such as large satellites, like the James Webb Space Telescope planned to replace the Hubble Space Telescope in 2019.

In July 2017, Elon Musk said, “It actually ended up being way harder to do Falcon Heavy than we thought. … Really way, way more difficult than we originally thought. We were pretty naive about that.”