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Elon Musk Shares Impressive Video That Puts Size of SpaceX Rockets into Perspective

We always knew rockets were freaking huge, but this video really helps us understand their sheer size.


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Space exploration is no longer confined to the likes of NASA and Roscosmos. More and more private companies are developing and launching rockets.

In some ways, space has never seemed so close. But despite having names like Falcon Heavy and BFR it’s pretty hard to wrap your head around just how big these rockets are and just how far and fast they go.

To help us all comprehend space travel a little more clearly, SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk has shared a video that helps visualize just how huge his company's rockets are.

Musk retweeted the video from production company Corridor Crew who used 3D modeling to put the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and BFR rockets into real-life scenarios.

The Falcon 9 which is in use as a satellite transporter stands at 70 meters tall, The Falcon Heavy which recently dropped off Musk’s Tesla into space is really just a bunch of Falcon 9’s strapped together, it is also 70 meters high but much wider. SpaceX's BFR which will be the one that the company hopes will help send humans to Mars by 2024 is a whopping 100 meters. As well as sending humans to space, the BFR will also be used to transport people around the world in a new mode of ultra fast, point to point travel.

Via: Corridor Crew

Elon Musk Shares Impressive Video That Puts Size of SpaceX Rockets into Perspective

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