Falcon Heavy -- SpaceX's Powerful New Rocket

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, a 27-engine booster will be ready for launch in one year. The rocket will be company's first entry into "heavy lift" launch, representing a major milestone in the burgeoning commercial space-flight industry.

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    Elon Musk with Falcon Heavy

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk today unveiled the Falcon Heavy, a modified version of the Falcon 9 (pictured) with three times the power.
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    SpaceX Falcon Heavy

    SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy will compete with the largest commercial launchers available while maintaining cost effectiveness. It consists of a standard Falcon 9 with two additional Falcon 9 first stages acting as liquid strap-on boosters.
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    Engine Blast

    SpaceX engineers fire off a rocket engine during testing.
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    F9 Demo

    Engineers prepare the Falcon 9 for a demonstration.
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    F9 Launchpad

    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sits idly on a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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    F9 Launch

    Falcon 9 blasts off on December 8 during SpaceX's historic test flight. It became the first company in history to re-enter a spacecraft from Earth orbit. This was the second flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.
    SpaceX / Chris Thompson
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    Dragon is a free-flying, reusable spacecraft developed to sit on top of the Falcon launch vehicles. On December 8th, SpaceX successfully launched Dragon into orbit before successfully recovering it, a first for private space-flight.
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    Falcon Comparison

    A side-by-side comparison of SpaceX's Falcons.
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