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SpaceX set to launch the world's heaviest rocket ever with the thrust of eighteen Boeing 747s
In a giant leap ahead, SpaceX has successfully completed testing of all three first-stage cores on its Falcon Heavy rocket. The rocket that has been dubbed as the "world's most powerful rocket" is set to be launched in November this year.

The company announced the success on the micro-blogging website Twitter.

"Falcon Heavy's 3 first stage cores have all completed testing at our rocket development facility in McGregor, TX," the company wrote on its official Twitter account.

The company has claimed that Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload as compared to the Delta IV Heavy, next closest operational vehicle. And that is not all. It manages to lift such heavy pay load at one-third the cost of Delta IV Heavy.

The company is rumoured to have plans to use the rocket to transport crew and cargo between Earth and Mars. But is the rocket capable of that? Well, the three rocket engines that the rocket has can generate a thrust of 5 million pounds. If you are unable to imagine how much that is, imagine eighteen Boeing 747 aircraft pushing together. Add to this the company's commitment to reusability. 

This rocket is being considered as the successor to NASA's Saturn V heavy lift rocket that was last used in 1973. Falcon Heavy will consist of a strengthened Falcon 9 rocket core and have two additional Falcon 9 first stages as strap-on boosters. This is going to increase the low Earth orbit (LEO) maximum payload to 63.8 metric tonnes while as that too Falcon 9 was only 22.8 tonnes.

With planning to launch such a heavy rocket, SpaceX is definitely taking a giant leap in the world of space explorations and is definitely leaving behind even its closest competitors. 

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