SpaceX Posts Drone Flyby Video of Falcon Heavy Rocket

Take a Closer Look at SpaceX's Recovered Falcon 9 Rockets

Take a Closer Look at SpaceX's Recovered Falcon 9 Rockets

"With more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff-equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power-Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two", SpaceX tweeted on Tuesday night.

A launch this week of a closely guarded payload by SpaceX will mark the first 2018 mission for the Elon Musk-led space company, as well as its return to military defense contracts.

Alexa will cook your food for you in 2018
Ovens and microwaves are the current focus, but Amazon hopes that other appliances will be compatible beyond that. Instead of pressing multiple buttons to enable advanced microwave features, users can simply use their voices.

While all eyes are on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, set to claim the title of most powerful rocket platform on the planet with its inaugural launch later this month, Elon Musk's space faring company has another January launch slated... one he'd rather keep your eyes off of. Its huge capacity is the largest since the Apollo lunar program's Saturn V rocket. Meanwhile, the center stage will throttle up and continue on as if it were a Falcon 9. Then, on Instagram, Musk said a hold-down test fire for the rocket was happening next week, with plans to launch by the end of the month. SpaceX carried out a similar launch for the company earlier this year.

You can also see the structural components holding the trio of boosters together in the new video. The rocket is expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Space Launch Complex 40. Due to the secrecy of the launch, no one really knows how big the Zuma payload is. The two agencies had initially planned for a November 2016 launch, but unspecified reasons led to several delays.

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured
The tragedy came four years after a hot air balloon crash injured 13 tourists seeking an aerial view of the city. Those on board the flight included a number of foreign nationals along with Egyptian tourists.

Musk has been a little vague about the rocket's destination, perhaps intentionally. "The payload will be an original Tesla Roadster, playing Space Oddity, on a billion year elliptic Mars orbit". In December, Musk announced the rocket would carry his own Tesla Roadster sports vehicle on a trajectory that would take it past the planet Mars. This orbit will cross the orbit of Mars, so the auto will get close to the red planet without remaining in orbit.

Russia Boosts 2017 Crude Oil Production To 30-Year High
Iranian oil industry and shipping sources said protests have had no impact so far on oil production or exports. Brent crude futures , the global benchmark, were down 53 cents, or 0.8 per cent at $66.34 a barrel.

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