Last updated February 27, 2018 at 2:02 pm
SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket, complete with Tesla roadster and Starman payload, watched by an audience of millions around the world. Here are the 10 best photographs from the launch.
No event since the Apollo missions to the Moon has made so many people as excited about space as the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch this week. Livestreamed around the world, millions of people watched as Falcon Heavy lifted off from launchpad LC-39A at Cape Canaveral – the same launchpad used by the Apollo missions 50 years earlier.
We then watched as Elon Musk’s own Tesla roadster, carrying “Starman”, a dummy dressed in a SpaceX spacesuit, playing David Bowie on the radio, and Don’t Panic emblazoned across the dashboard, was successfully put into orbit around Earth.
The Tesla-satellite is now on its way through deep space, in an orbit around the sun which will take it wider than Mars towards the Asteroid Belt.
Images courtesy of SpaceX