The Falcon Heavy blasts off
On Feb. 6, 2018, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy lifted off for the first time. It was a monumental moment for Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company, after initially revealing the concept in 2011 and aiming for a 2013 launch.
The historic feat heralded a new dawn for commercial spaceflight, with SpaceX showing it can put big payloads into orbit at a fraction of the price of other heavy lift vehicles and retrieve the rocket boosters!
Here are some dazzling examples of just what the SpaceX Falcon Heavy can do — and what it might do in the future.