Yes. That’s a real picture of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster passing by earth.
In a moment that was seven years in the making, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket on the planet, successfully took to the skies on Tuesday afternoon.
After Elon Musk himself said he would consider the test flight a success as long as it “cleared the launch pad” before exploding, the platform performed without any issues whatsoever. According to estimates leading up to the launch, experts agreed that the private space organization’s chances at success were likely only around 50/50.
But then, Musk’s companies have made a habit of doing what others have thought to be impossible, infeasible, or in the case of his recent bout of selling flame throwers on the internet, impractical.