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SpaceX today released a cool video of how the Falcon Heavy reusable system should work.

The Falcon Heavy depicted in the video is planned to be the most powerful operational rocket by a factor of two. To put it into perspective, SpaceX have said that it will have thrust at liftoff  equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft operating simultaneously.

Power is one thing but really the story here is all about the re-usability.  Elon Musk summarizes it best… “If one can figure out how to effectively reuse rockets just like airplanes, the cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred.  A fully reusable vehicle has never been done before. That really is the fundamental breakthrough needed to revolutionize access to space.” – Elon Musk

 

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