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Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2013 01:20 AM by AlexMuller

Elon Musk, the real-world Tony Stark of our age, just tweeted a rather majestic photo (above) of his company’s latest achievement. The image shows the “first firing of Falcon 9-R advanced prototype rocket,” said Musk. “Over 1M lbs thrust, enough to lift skyscraper.”


The Falcon 9 rocket is a big part of SpaceX’s roadmap to put people in space on commercial flights. Along with the Dragon free-flying, reuseable spacecraft, Falcon 9 vehicles will be used to prepare for a spring 2014 in-flight abort test for human spaceflight.


As well as continuing development and testing on the Falcon 9, SpaceX is also developing a new rocket called Merlin; the two are intended to be launched together.
The high-aiming, big-thinking Musk also said at a recent conference he’s thinking about reinventing the automobile, exploring space, reinventing high speed rail, the possibility of inventing a warp drive, and putting a permanent human colony on Mars.

 



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