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SpaceX will try to launch Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster on new heavy-lift rocket


SpaceX will try to launch Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster on new heavy-lift rocket SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk tweeted Friday that his red Tesla Roadster will head for deep space on the maiden flight of the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket as soon as next month, and do it to the tune of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” But it won’t make the trip on battery power. SpaceX’s Falcon rockets burn hydrocarbons for fuel, consuming a grade of highly refined kerosene called RP-1. The rockets’ Merlin engines burn the RP-1 kerosene mixed with super-cold liquid oxygen.   More



(Source: Spaceflight Now - Dec 2)

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