The Saturn V has since retired, but a new rocket has ambitions to travel beyond our planet. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy supersedes NASA’s historic vehicle. It can send humans to space at a fraction of the cost.
– The first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft.– The first private company to send and dock a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).– The first to land an orbital-class rocket’s first stage on an ocean platform.
The Falcon Heavy is the world’s most powerful heavy rocket. With a payload capacity more than twice its closest competition (Delta IV Heavy), you can expect to see this rocket used for only the largest missions.