Congratulations to SpaceX

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Major launch this morning - from Yahoo/AFP:

SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket toward Mars
The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster to an orbit near Mars.

Screams and cheers erupted at Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fired its 27 engines and rumbled into the blue sky over the same NASA launchpad that served as a base for the US missions to Moon four decades ago.

"Wow, did you guys see that? That was awesome," said SpaceX commentator Lauren Lyons as applause thundered through mission control.

Loaded with Musk's red Tesla and a mannequin in a spacesuit, the monster rocket's test voyage has captured the world's imagination.

About two minutes into the flight, the two side boosters peeled away and made their way back toward Earth for an upright landing.

Both rockets landed side by side in unison on launchpads, live video images showed.

Reusable boosters - I love it. I also love their payload.

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Congratulations indeed!!

"Both rockets landed side by side in unison on launchpads"

That, is pretty dammed amazing. "in unison". You can bet that was on purpose. Here... hold my beer.

My bet is the Tesla that went in orbit was one even Musk couldn't get running.

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