Falcon Heavy – level 3

12-02-2018 07:00

SpaceX successfully test-launched Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket by a factor of 2, last Tuesday.

The huge rocket consists of three reusable boosters. The two smaller side boosters successfully landed at the launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida, but the middle booster failed to land on its drone ship.

The cargo, which was Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster (an electric sports car) with a dummy astronaut has already flown beyond Mars’ orbit and will keep going to the Asteroid Belt.

Millions of people watched the milestone launch online, making it the second biggest livestream in YouTube history.

Difficult words: by a factor of 2 (twice as powerful), booster (the part of a rocket which carries something up and then flies back down), dummy (model, replica), milestone (very important).

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