When Falcon Heavy took off, it ended up being the most effective functional rocket on the planet by an aspect of 2. With the capability to raise into orbit almost 64 metric lots (141,000 pound)– a mass higher than a 737 jetliner packed with guests, fuel, travel luggage and team– Falcon Heavy can raise more than two times the payload of the next closest functional automobile, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the expense.
Following liftoff, the 2 side boosters separated from the center core and went back to landing website for future reuse.
Falcon Heavy put a Tesla Roadster and its traveler, Starman, into orbit around the sun. At max speed Starman and the Roadster will take a trip 11 km/s (7mi/s) and take a trip 400 million km (250 million mi) from Earth.