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

Landing Legs

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The Falcon Heavy was designed to be reusable. Both the center core and the side boosters carry landing legs, which will land each core on Earth after takeoff.

The Octaweb

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The 27 Merlin engines that power the Falcon Heavy's three cores are arranged in an "Octaweb" configuration.

Falcon Heavy on the Pad

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

Falcon Heavy on the Pad

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

Falcon Heavy on the Pad

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

Falcon Heavy Launch

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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.

Falcon Heavy Stage 2

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In this screenshot from SpaceX's live webcast of the launch, you can see some of the equipment used to hold the three boosters together.

Booster Separation

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Seconds after the booster engines cut off, the three stages separated and prepared to return to Earth for a triple landing.

Falcon Heavy Stage 2

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The Falcon Heavy's second stage is pictured above the Earth just before the payload fairings were jettisoned.

Falcon Heavy Stage 2

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A view of the Tesla Roadster above the ocean as it heads into space

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