Falcon Heavy – level 2

12-02-2018 07:00

SpaceX successfully test-launched Falcon Heavy last Tuesday. Falcon Heavy is the world´s most powerful rocket that is twice as powerful as the second most powerful rocket.

The big rocket has three boosters. The two smaller side boosters successfully landed in Florida while the central booster failed to land on a drone ship.

The rocket carried up Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster (an electric sports car) with a dummy astronaut. The car has flown past Mars and will keep going to the Asteroid Belt.

Millions of people watched this rocket launch live, and the livestream became the biggest in YouTube’s history.

Difficult words: launch (send up), booster (the part of a rocket which carries something up and then flies back down), drone ship (a ship without any people), dummy (model, not real).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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