The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on February 6, at 3:45 p.m. (EST). It is the most powerful operational rocket in the world, with the ability to lift nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) into orbit.
This epic machine has taken a red Tesla car, belonging to Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX), into space. This test mission revitalizes the chance that human crews could go on missions to the moon or Mars in the near future.
Motivate your class with fun facts about the Falcon Heavy rocket in this week’s quiz – excite your students’ with what the future holds for them!