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In Photos: SpaceX's 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket Test Launch Success!

Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX

Another view of the Falcon Heavy rocket launch shows the launch towers at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

First Falcon Heavy on the Pad

SpaceX

The Falcon Heavy rocket stands tall on Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

'Starman'

Elon Musk

This dummy payload, a mannequin by the name of "Starman" in a cherry-red Tesla Roadster electric car, launched on the Falcon Heavy.

Live Views of Starman

SpaceX

SpaceX broadcasted live views of "Starman" in his cherry-red Tesla following the launch. The car and mannequin served as a dummy payload for the Falcon Heavy's maiden launch.

Live Views of Starman

SpaceX

SpaceX broadcasted live views of "Starman" in his cherry-red Tesla following the launch. The car and mannequin served as a dummy payload for the Falcon Heavy's maiden launch.

Falcon Heavy Launch

CRISTOBAL HERRERA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket soars into the sky after a successful liftoff from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Feb. 6, 2018.

27 First-Stage Engines

SpaceX

The Falcon Heavy's first stage is essentially three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together — meaning the big booster will have 27 Merlin engines firing in unison at liftoff.

The Powerhouse

SpaceX/Elon Musk

Here's a closer look at the engines of the Falcon Heavy, which Elon Musk Tweeted out in December.

Special Cargo for Maiden Flight

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A peek inside the Falcon Heavy's payload fairing reveals a red Tesla Roadster — a vehicle built by Musk's electric-car company.

How It Works

By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is a heavy-lift booster that will be the largest, most powerful privately built rocket in history. See how SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will work in this Space.com infographic.

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