NASA is going on a hunt for exoplanets with the help of SpaceX today. Once again, Elon Musk’s company will launch a rocket from Florida for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
No one saw it coming, and yet, in just a few years, Elon Musk conquered space. Now that going to Mars has become a trend, every space company is planning on sending rockets to the red planet, including Boeing.
Following the launch of the SpaceX Dragon two days ago, astronauts abroad the International Space Station have just received more than 5,800 pounds of equipment, research, and also food.
After months of waiting patiently for the big launch, SpaceX will finally attempt to send its Falcon Heavy into an orbit around the Sun – at the same distance as Mars’ orbit – in a few days, as mentioned earlier today by Elon Musk on Twitter. After delays caused by the government shutdown, “the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” as described by SpaceX, passed the crucial test fire. “Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good,” Musk tweeted. It’s official, the rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida “next week or so.”
Ok, what is Elon Musk up to now?
While we were getting ready to party on Friday, the SpaceX CEO took to Twitter to make an announcement: he is soon going to send his own Tesla to Mars! Because why not.
Unless you have been living under a rock these last few years, you know that Elon Musk’s most cherished dream – or at least one of them – is to go to Mars. As the CEO of SpaceX, it does not seem to be too difficult for him to come up with a solid plan. And he did. Yesterday, on his Instagram page, he presented a rocket and a spaceship that could soon send people to the red planet.
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