Falcon Heavy & Starman

  • Published on Mar 11, 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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  • solarisdreams
    solarisdreams 2 hours ago

    Kudos for showing the center rocket blow up. Small failure in an epic winning tale.

  • Big Falcon Rocket
    Big Falcon Rocket 2 hours ago

    For thousands of years, we have stared in wonder at the planets, we named them for our gods, and gave them the same power to control our fates. SpaceX has and will overcome the greatest engineering challenges our species has ever faced. No longer will we stare in wonder at the planets we named for our gods, but take our place among them.

  • Old Soul
    Old Soul 4 hours ago +1

    1.5K what’s going on, guys?

  • Mrrallyracer11 Productions! !

    R.I.P Falcon Heavy Stage 2 1:12

  • Roland Csato
    Roland Csato 12 hours ago +1

    Great job!

    (From Hungary ;D )

  • ImpactoProductions
    ImpactoProductions 13 hours ago +2

    1:49 *Hecho en la tierra por humanos*
    esos son los pequeños detalles de la vida que hacen la gran diferencia.

  • Elliana Fernández
    Elliana Fernández 16 hours ago +3

    What a wonderful time to be alive!

  • C Lopez
    C Lopez 19 hours ago +1

    Great video and including the centre core footage just shows why spaceX is better than the other companies. Humanity is going to Mars yal!!!

  • dhamodar reddy
    dhamodar reddy 19 hours ago +2

    Dear spaceX don't ignore this. I have a super design idea for transport heavy payload to red planet (MARS). I think it will work confirmly. Pls contact me @ ( sandeepcivil249@gmail.com )

  • Chad Hansen
    Chad Hansen 20 hours ago +1

    There's a car floating through space right now that's bad ass

  • S. T.
    S. T. 20 hours ago +1

    this brought to me one of the most touching moments in my life! (after death of Freddie Mercury, 9/11 and Lady Di death). THIS NOW IS POSITIVE!

  • Terraplanista despierto intelectual


  • Adrian Shephard
    Adrian Shephard 23 hours ago +1

    *RESEARCH COMPLETED* Ascended to *Space Age*

  • Dee Mass
    Dee Mass Day ago

    Шикарно. Спасибо, Илон ! Это было круто !

  • Bluestone TE
    Bluestone TE Day ago


  • B' gorz
    B' gorz Day ago

    Peoples doesn't have fucking money to have food and this people are draining out money and resources.

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers Day ago +2

      The annual US welfare budget is 2,600x the R&D budget for the Falcon Heavy ($500M compared to $1300B)

  • Adipa Achintha
    Adipa Achintha Day ago +1

    Coolest thing I have ever seen!

  • Henrique cunha
    Henrique cunha Day ago +1


  • Neil Brian
    Neil Brian Day ago

    who decided the song? my god, it is awful. I mean, parts of the climax (chorus) sync with the flashing images of the rocket taking off so that makes me second posting this comment, but still...
    also the sense of humor in the starman perspective video? ("Fuck You Elon, I thought I was going to get laid ect..)
    These two seem inherently related, and may be a testimony to the result of a culture with highly specialized trades in entirely different fields.
    Progress will require further unity, an integration of The Arts and The Sciences.

  • Tiwey LP
    Tiwey LP Day ago +2

    Elon: *shoots a car into space*
    KimJongUn: *Cant even launch nuclear rockets*

  • Петр Рябинин

    Good job!

  • Abby Young
    Abby Young Day ago

    Is there really an astronaut driving a Tesla in space?

  • Pejelo
    Pejelo Day ago

    _I Born too late to explore the world. I Boorn too early for the Future. But I Born In Time for this._

    • m1ksu
      m1ksu Day ago +1

      rip english

  • InnerBeastGaming


    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers 6 hours ago

      No it's "Is there life on MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARS

  • Alan Young
    Alan Young Day ago +1

    Elon Musk - Allowing us all to dream again

  • gtq838
    gtq838 Day ago

    great show Elon and Spacex team. As always I celebrate your successes and applaud your embracing of failures.

  • StuPist
    StuPist Day ago +1

    NASA: Gas car
    Space X: Electric
    Hotel: Trivago

  • Jonas Kovamees
    Jonas Kovamees Day ago

    The animation and the launch, even though I wasn't there, inspire me so much.

  • Hyperionic
    Hyperionic Day ago

    this just made mw cry watching it i was jumping up and down hugging my family members i just friggin love it all.

    REDxFROG Day ago

    I think this entire mission and how it worked out is just as spectacular as the moon landing.
    1969 AND 2018.

  • Drumtek
    Drumtek Day ago +1

    Lol cant wait to tell my future children when they ask what happend when you were young dad? " a man named elon musk tied his fucking car up to a rocket and shot it into space"

  • DSat
    DSat Day ago +1

    the best video of youtube
    spaceX rocks

  • Maxi Resen
    Maxi Resen Day ago


  • Gerard Ó Súilleabháin

    Are the batteries in the car or stripped out? E.g., how much mass are they really send on falcon heavy? more Bowie never hurt now did it!!

  • Alessio Parisi
    Alessio Parisi Day ago

    a elon musch ma ce lo potevi porta nu pezzu e prosciuttu loco alla lieni lassù

  • Claus Leitner
    Claus Leitner Day ago

    and the biggest foreshadowing of all: "Made on earth by humans" - interplanetary species won't rely on silly nationstates!

  • Влад Гуцол

    Globus - никакого обмана. Если просмотр рекламы не разрушает вашу слабую нервную систему - эта прога для Вас. И, конечно же, сумма заработка будет радовать гораздо больше при наличие команды, нежели без нее.
    В любом случае - это способ заработка без вложений, а много или мало: все зависит только от нас самих.

  • The Gaming Youtuber Not the Best

    Is this song available online??

    • timemachinefan
      timemachinefan Day ago +2

      The song is "Life On Mars" by David Bowie. It's on his album titled Hunky Dory which was released December 17, 1971. Hope that helps....

  • Sheikh Ibrahim
    Sheikh Ibrahim 2 days ago

    rocket lands how is possible

  • Tony T
    Tony T 2 days ago

    You know its a CGI Lie, RIGHT????

    • m1ksu
      m1ksu Day ago

      stupid people trying to feel smart again

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers Day ago

      If you ignore all the people that saw it in person, sure...

  • Saju Xavier
    Saju Xavier 2 days ago

    OMG I thought all 3 cores landed but from this video from Elon Musk I knew that the center core did not Land

    • m1ksu
      m1ksu Day ago

      You're a couple months late

  • Human on Earth
    Human on Earth 2 days ago

    Made by us

  • 鄭博仁
    鄭博仁 2 days ago

    1:15 miss landing?

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers Day ago

      On purpose, since 2 of 3 engines failed to ignite.

  • Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

    The Russians use Katyusha-s to spam rockets, Americans use SpaceX

  • hi hi
    hi hi 2 days ago

    Couldn’t watch the launch because of, you guessed it, school!

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers Day ago

      So you didn't bother to make an excuse like using the restroom or anything?

  • ArkimedeTV
    ArkimedeTV 2 days ago

    ze Muskians are Coming ... be Aware for ze Bold One without fear ... means no Harm ... just wants to live forever ... out there.

  • Emin - 725
    Emin - 725 2 days ago


  • jet li
    jet li 2 days ago +1

    Just an incredible time we're living in today! Think back 10 years ago. Elon Musk is awesome and his people are THE BEST!

  • Md Alamin Bijoy
    Md Alamin Bijoy 2 days ago +1

    Now, I confirm about Central Core !!!

  • shiba plays
    shiba plays 2 days ago

    I don't know why but I laughed my ass off at 1:13

  • FishStix-ish
    FishStix-ish 2 days ago

    Gives me the tingilies. That shot of the side boosters basically hovering is amazing!

  • Александр Соловых

    Как же это вдохновляет!!!

  • Xerox Re
    Xerox Re 2 days ago

    Shotgun BFR

  • ian Bially
    ian Bially 2 days ago +2


  • EpicMarioBros
    EpicMarioBros 2 days ago +1


  • Leonard Waga
    Leonard Waga 2 days ago +2

    Now, I saw how the center core fell in the ocean.

  • Me yo
    Me yo 3 days ago +1

    Is that a real car ...or just dummy.???

    • How Does it Really Work
      How Does it Really Work 2 days ago +1

      Yes. It is both. It was Elon Musk's own car -- in fact, the first production Tesla Roadster. But to prepare the car for this flight, SpaceX engineers have removed many components -- the battery, the drive train, "all the glass" etc. So it is not really a road worthy car anymore. It still looks good!

  • Jill HHB
    Jill HHB 3 days ago +1

    EM has brought excitement back to space travel -- Inspired!

  • Doinkdavid
    Doinkdavid 3 days ago +1

    the crash of the center core in the vid is sooo satifying bc it didnt explode.Go strong spaceX [David] wow they srly pinned my comment?reply if u did plz

  • Kristoffer Ellingsen
    Kristoffer Ellingsen 3 days ago +1

    Thats not «starman»... Its «life on mars?»

    • m1ksu
      m1ksu Day ago

      the mannequin was the starman

  • My Stupid Opinion
    My Stupid Opinion 3 days ago +1

    I really want to see Armstrong ‘a reaction to this launch... He was one of Elon's heroes and said that private space companies like SpaceX should not be allowed to operate... so sad and unnecessary.

    • Little Cooking Tips - Blog
      Little Cooking Tips - Blog 2 days ago

      Unfortunately both Armstrong and Cernan are not alive today to see the progress. And I'm not sure that CBS's "60 Minutes" properly informed Musk about their testimony. They seem to have sent mail to the show protesting there was a distortion of truth.

    • My Stupid Opinion
      My Stupid Opinion 2 days ago +1

      Little Cooking Tips - Blog
      Oh yes, you are right. I’ll edit my post. Thanks!

    • Little Cooking Tips - Blog
      Little Cooking Tips - Blog 2 days ago

      Was it Aldrin? I remember that it was Armstrong who testified in congress against Musk and other entrepreneurs.

  • My Stupid Opinion
    My Stupid Opinion 3 days ago +1

    Look at those cavemen go, indeed. 😂

  • Tincho
    Tincho 3 days ago

    Starman... Life on Mars instead of Starman... Its seems to be a hidden message

    • Tincho
      Tincho 12 hours ago

      Thijs Snijder that's why it would make more sense if they put the song of starman...

    • Tincho
      Tincho 12 hours ago

      Thijs Snijder I know bro

    • Thijs Snijder
      Thijs Snijder 2 days ago +2

      starman refers to the dummy, not the song.

  • Santiago Morales
    Santiago Morales 3 days ago

    Made by earth Chan to mars Kun

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  • Ericthetrekkie
    Ericthetrekkie 3 days ago

    1:45 New footage from the car???

    • Slaven Mujcinovic
      Slaven Mujcinovic 3 days ago +1

      Ericthetrekkie that would be tha last image recived from the roadster Elon tweated that image short after the final burn

  • Leonardokite
    Leonardokite 3 days ago +1

    Never give up.........NEVER!!!!! Go Elon!

  • I love tech!
    I love tech! 3 days ago +3

    When you actually realise how happy you are to live in this time.

  • Nooby Noob
    Nooby Noob 3 days ago

    When it launched I knew at least 1 thing would go wrong

  • John Beckman
    John Beckman 3 days ago +2

    I haven't felt this way since the moon landings.

  • YPlayni Channel
    YPlayni Channel 3 days ago +2

    The best human on earth Elon Musk!!

  • NascarFan1795
    NascarFan1795 3 days ago +1

    0:15 in the middle there is a tiny little roadster and a tiny little starman in the car

  • Naga Nation
    Naga Nation 3 days ago +2

    After learning who Elon Musk is and what does spacex do, i begin to think that maybe someday I'll get to see what is in the above which I've always been looking up praying for a day without tears.. or maybe I'll get the chance to die with Musk on Mars.
    I'll become a billionaire someday. If you (elon) alone can do this much we both can do anything for humanity. I rather support Musk than my corrupt government, even if it's to be financial. I have $65 in my bank account. Tell me if you need it Elon.

    lSASUKE HOLOS 3 days ago

    *Made on Earth by humans*
    *Hecho en la tierra por humanos*

  • Thomas Rubino
    Thomas Rubino 3 days ago +2

    This was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool

  • Freddy Fox 500
    Freddy Fox 500 4 days ago

    Tax payers didn't wanna pay more to NASA so they create TESLA. What a scam. Funny how its 25 years since they bought the patents. Back then all the big corporations made electric cars.

    • Thijs Snijder
      Thijs Snijder 2 days ago +3

      He doens't want facts, he just wants to feel like he's smart. Facts would ruin that.

    • timemachinefan
      timemachinefan 3 days ago +3

      Freddy Fox 500 - get your facts straight; you obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

    • Luka
      Luka 3 days ago +2

      NASA have nothing to do with Tesla.

  • Никитин Сергей

    Is this really truth?

  • Jake
    Jake 4 days ago

    almost made me cry

  • Lucy Mae
    Lucy Mae 4 days ago +1

    This video makes me happy to be alive and call this tiny chunk of rock home ❤️

    WIFIGHOST CRUISER 4 days ago

    Go to the American News Channel where they show Starman on a loop. Looking at the people that enter the chat room, it will show you the kind of mentality that makes up this country! People who actually think it's real or ask if it's real!!! They are the perfect people to worship Elon. People that think rap is music, people that can't even speak their own language and think that adult is a verb and adulting is a word. But wait, it gets worse! Study the interviews that Elon Musk has done. Listen to his words and you will see that he is a Nazi. He wants regulations and government control and if he had what he wanted he wouldn't have been able to do what he did. Of course, the morons that now makeup this Society are too stupid to ever be able to realize that. Generations have gone through our 100% Saul Alinskyized public school system and are dumbed Down, indoctrinated, brainwashed idiots. People don't talk to God anymore but they worship Elon Musk and Donald Trump. Look at the things that you see and listen to the way that politicians talk and what they say and you should be able to realize that America has become a living cartoon. At least Elon Musk can't do anymore damage to America then what's been done. America is dead and the stench of stupid is the smell of it's rotting corpse.
    Those of us who are old enough walk around with our memories of America, the rest walk around with their illusions of it.

    • Thijs Snijder
      Thijs Snijder 2 days ago +1

      Wow, some people can be so out of touch with reality.

    • timemachinefan
      timemachinefan 4 days ago +2

      " Study the interviews that Elon Musk has done. Listen to his words and you will see that he is a Nazi."
      Surely you've been smoking something weird. You might be the ultimate candidate to be the first to go to Mars. Maybe there you will find your happiness. On second thought... you might not find it there neither.

  • Chu Mạnh Bảo
    Chu Mạnh Bảo 4 days ago

    "Make on Earth by humans"
    So emotional! So inspiring!

  • Bejovora
    Bejovora 4 days ago +1

    The best music video ever!!

  • Bb Z
    Bb Z 4 days ago +1

    Center core is very close to success!

  • Stevo M
    Stevo M 4 days ago +2

    And its only getting better................Bring on the BFR

  • Rich
    Rich 4 days ago

    And can you please tell the sheeple what else was on that ship.

    • m1ksu
      m1ksu Day ago

      stupid people trying to feel smart again, right here folks

  • Rich
    Rich 4 days ago

    Elon Musk is AI

  • dark ashes
    dark ashes 4 days ago

    Mr. Elon Must i have an idea for a rocket test fist of all thank you for being you ans for my plan is to measure the distance and how long it gets to space and when the rocket gets back to earth you then test the limits of the rocket on its side like usual but you see if the rocket engine and have it running for the mount and time it gets to outer space and see if the engine can last that long, if so this can shorten the amount of time and the amount of rocket fuel it takes to get further out there.

  • Brandon Mitchell
    Brandon Mitchell 4 days ago +1

    Video should be tittled: "Falcon Heavy & Life On Mars" (Starman is a different song!!!!)

    • Brandon Mitchell
      Brandon Mitchell 4 days ago

      Wojtek Sykurski Seems the song is not titled Starman, though. They should have played that one.. or changed the title. That's my point

    • Wojtek Sykurski
      Wojtek Sykurski 4 days ago

      Seams that the mannequin in suite is named "Starman"

  • Sajaa K
    Sajaa K 4 days ago +1

    We've come a long way from cavemen.

  • Luis Moreno
    Luis Moreno 4 days ago

    Biggest United States

  • Ariela Maraquin
    Ariela Maraquin 4 days ago

    Elon I hope one of your people reads this so you can rest assured your odds of being in a simulation, are not billions to one. instead it is most likely 50/50. there are an infinite amount of simulations, and an infinite amount of real "universe's". remember they are indistinguishable even in that they birth new simulations/universes

  • Alan Avella
    Alan Avella 4 days ago +3

    "Made on Earth by humans" best closing.

    RICH KING 4 days ago

    Wow!!!! Good! Good!!!😀😀😲😲

  • Luciana Luna
    Luciana Luna 4 days ago

  • Random Clickbait XDDD

    look carefully at the start of 1:11 if you pause at the right moment you can see a weird light going fast towards earth?

  • Francisco Russo
    Francisco Russo 4 days ago

    When will it reach Mars?

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers Day ago

      Not actually to mars, but it's apoapsis (highest point in the orbit) is beyond Mars' orbit.

  • dellbucket
    dellbucket 4 days ago +1

    why would anyone dislike this ... what are they thinking .... just cant understand some people ...

  • dellbucket
    dellbucket 4 days ago

    why would anyone dislike this ... what are they thinking .... just cant understand some people ...

  • Weolo W
    Weolo W 4 days ago +2

    Just. Awesome.

  • Вадим Борисов

    Прекрасное видео, прекрасная музыка!
    Ну а мы.. а мы голосуем за путена, вот и все наши достижения. Мда. Как то не очень всё хорошо вышло.