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Meet the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket – CNET

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.