2018-04-16

Elon Musk Startup SpaceX Now Worth $25 Billion (video)

SpaceX Is Now Worth $25 Billion

Fortune.com video above published Apr 13, 2018: Elon Musk’s SpaceX (domain: SpaceX.com) is now worth $25 billion, trailing only Uber and Airbnb for the most valuable tech startup.

Falcon Heavy & Starman

SpaceX video above published Mar 10, 2018: When Falcon Heavy lifted off, it became the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.  With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)---a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel--Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.

Following liftoff, the two side boosters separated from the center core and returned to landing site for future reuse.

Falcon Heavy put a Tesla Roadster and its passenger, Starman, into orbit around the sun. At max velocity Starman and the Roadster will travel 11 km/s (7mi/s) and travel 400 million km (250 million mi) from Earth.


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