SpaceX will test rocket this summer to prepare for flight to the moon
April 1, 2017
Two obscenely rich people have put down very large deposits to fly around the moon next year on Elon Musk’s ‘Falcon Heavy’ rocket ship.
Their identities are being kept secret, but widespread demand by the American ruling party, Basket of Deplorables, has spurred speculation that one of them will be a failed politician, who in a letter to NASA when she was a young girl, said she always wanted to go into space.
Now, nearly sixty years later, she may be about to get her wish.
Falcon Heavy, built by billionaire Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is the largest and most powerful rocket since Saturn V, which launched the Apollo moon missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
“Falcon Heavy will be able to carry heavy payloads for customers like the Pentagon, but it is also important for the long-term goal of pushing further into the solar system,” said space expert Phil Larson of the University of Colorado Boulder.
SpaceX will use the Falcon Heavy rocket to propel the unmanned “Red Dragon” capsule to Mars in 2020.