A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying the Arabsat 6A communications satellite, lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Charles W Luzier

By: Praveen Nagaraj

Today was the second launch of the world’s most powerful, operational rocket: Falcon Heavy.

SpaceX, for the first time, attempted to and successfully landed all three of the rocket boosters on its drone ship and launch pads at Cape Canaveral.

If you want to learn more about the rocket launch and its mission, click here to read our previous article.

Watch the Mission Video from SpaceX

You can watch the official video from SpaceX which covers the launch and landing of the rocket/rocket boosters.

The highlights of the video would be at 27:30 (when the side boosters land), and 29:30 (when the central booster lands.)

It is amazing to see how such a powerful machine lands with such accuracy, on a rocking drone ship in the middle of the ocean!

Even the side boosters landing synchronously is breathtaking, as seen in the tweet from SpaceX below.

SpaceX also plans to reuse the rocket fairings

In a tweet from Elon Musk, he states that the fairings of the rocket have been recovered, and that they will be used in a later mission. SpaceX is the only company with such a high reusability factor on its rockets.

Cover Image Source: Reuters

Source: SpaceX