Elon Musk Shares Used Falcon 9, Dragon Photos For Upcoming NASA Delivery

Tesla AI chip “best in the world” Elon Musk teases

Tesla AI chip “best in the world” Elon Musk teases

The company initially won the contract for the space agency's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS, after which SpaceX names it ISS missions, the upcoming one called CRS13) for a total of 12 flights, at a cost of about $1.6 billion.

Elon Musk, founder and boss of SpaceX, wants to send his Tesla red convertible in deep space to Mars to the edge of his new fuse of large capacity, "Falcon Heavy", whose first flight is expected at the earliest in January next year.

He added: "Destination is Mars orbit".

The billionaire owner has a history of tweeting out information that is so unexpected that people can't tell whether he's serious or joking, but this statement seems pretty legitimate.

The Falcon Heavy has been created to carry crew and supplies to deep space destinations such as the moon and the Red Planet.

With a capacity of 54 tons, it can put into orbit loads twice as heavy as the launcher to the Delta IV Heavy, the american company United Launch Alliance, which is now the most powerful in service.

SpaceX confirmed last night the plan is for real, though no date has been set yet for the launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

According to the company, The Falcon Heavy will be the world's most powerful rocket by a factor or two, and capable of lifting almost 120,000 pounds into Earth orbit.

Ahead of SpaceX's thirteenth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA, scheduled for December 12, CEO Elon Musk shared photographs of both the Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon spacecraft that will be used on the mission.

It goes without saying that the song will be "Space Oddity"- and that this plan was announced, like so many of Musk's business decisions, in a cryptic message on Twitter over the weekend.

Traditionally, rockets that have been launched into space are used just once and are left to burn up in the atmosphere after a mission. In September 2016, an unmanned rocket carrying a satellite meant to be used by Facebook exploded during a routine test.

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