Elon Musk’s SpaceX just launched the most powerful rocket on Earth today – AOL News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, currently the most powerful launch system on Earth, roared into the sky on Tuesday afternoon atop a pillar of smoke.

The rocket’s three reusable boosters lifted the vehicle skyward, sending company founder Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster on a journey toward Mars orbit.

Musk was worried that the experimental 23-story rocket might explode with the force of 4 million pounds’ worth of TNT. But Falcon Heavy did not meet that fate: It successfully cleared launch pad 39A here at Kennedy Space Center.

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