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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  • Vijey Krishnaa
    Vijey Krishnaa 7 hours ago

    Who the hell disliked this?!!!

  • Blue Sifer
    Blue Sifer 7 hours ago

    Just had a quick cry, thanks Elon.

  • SUMO
    SUMO 20 hours ago


  • Retro GED
    Retro GED 23 hours ago

    "Is there life on mars?" David Bowie, 2009 "Yes, it is" Elon musk, 2024

  • BuckeyeStorms
    BuckeyeStorms 2 days ago

    "Oh man, look at those cavemen go!" What a long way we have come. What a long way we have to go.

    • Wyatt B
      Wyatt B Day ago +1

      This has gotta be edited by Elon

  • mete Çanakçı
    mete Çanakçı 2 days ago

    İstikbal Göklerdedir MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK

  • CosmicDust
    CosmicDust 2 days ago

    Impressive 👏

  • Jakob Strüve
    Jakob Strüve 3 days ago +2

    people in 100 years will remember this awesome story :D

  • Solomon Muller
    Solomon Muller 3 days ago

    A clear choice for a David Bowie song. And you choose "Life on Mars" instead of "Starman". Not complaining, it's a good song, but I feel tro-

    Oh wait, this is Elon.

  • RecordFocus
    RecordFocus 3 days ago

    Car to space Only In Earth

  • Okidoki23
    Okidoki23 3 days ago +1

    When I'm feeling down I always watch this video which makes me feel like there is still hope. Because this is so awesome.

  • Okidoki23
    Okidoki23 3 days ago

    This video deserves way more views!

  • Furkan Yücel
    Furkan Yücel 4 days ago

    İf you contact me i have new rocket system system.Not petroleum.

  • FED Nation 2018
    FED Nation 2018 4 days ago +1

    Ça me fait pleurer 😢

  • timboy666
    timboy666 4 days ago

    love is so much

  • Jogando com a vida!
    Jogando com a vida! 5 days ago +1

    "Made in earth by monkeys"

  • RahRahRaharu
    RahRahRaharu 5 days ago

    Low Earth Orbit is dead. Higher, Farther, Faster is very much alive once again.

  • Retro Vinyl
    Retro Vinyl 7 days ago

    Why did they choose “Life On Mars?” for the astronaut. That was the perfect reason to use Starman!!!!!

    • overmostheads
      overmostheads 3 days ago +1

      The rocket is being developed to colonize Mars, more fitting, both badass songs though

  • TheXPeppe99
    TheXPeppe99 7 days ago +2

    I decided to study aerospace engineering thanks to this

  • Scott Simms
    Scott Simms 8 days ago

  • Killer Cobra
    Killer Cobra 8 days ago +1

    Tmartn at 30 secs

  • Son Thanh Vuong
    Son Thanh Vuong 8 days ago

    Falcon Heavy mede in Earth but Musk made in another one!

  • max Bob
    max Bob 8 days ago

    What song is it

  • Serious gamer
    Serious gamer 9 days ago +2

    I'm crying

  • Pyrus Rex
    Pyrus Rex 9 days ago

    Aaahhh, the beginnings of the quiet bureaucratic strangulation death of SLS. It'll be obsolete before it's ever built.

  • Ďoďo Ivanecký
    Ďoďo Ivanecký 9 days ago

    My favorit. I haven seen it 100 times and I still can watch it daily. But I do believe Elon Mask is going to give me a better one to watch ;)

  • spaceventure simulator 123

    Made on earth by humans

  • yRuslanLuy
    yRuslanLuy 10 days ago +1

    What's song??????

    • Kieran1878
      Kieran1878 7 days ago

      yRuslanLuy David Bowie - Life on mars.

  • Jeff Vader
    Jeff Vader 10 days ago +1

    Fuck yeah lets go to mars.

  • LRZN
    LRZN 11 days ago

    Is it just me, or is the sound quality of Life On Mars? better in this SpaceX video? I am listening to it on Spotify and compared with this, this version sounds much clearer.

    • Amir A
      Amir A 2 days ago

      Space x altered it for this

  • Dervish Family
    Dervish Family 11 days ago

    on ksp, I made my own falcon heavy and falcon 9 with dragon

  • 赵武帝
    赵武帝 11 days ago


  • A Dude
    A Dude 12 days ago +3

    February,6,2018 one of the days i would never forget

    Edit:tnx for the likes

  • Ethan Nixon
    Ethan Nixon 12 days ago

    F U TVclip

  • PIP Thompson
    PIP Thompson 13 days ago

    Cosmically awesome :-D To the star we must go!!! We are all stardust

  • Stanis
    Stanis 13 days ago +1

    "Made on Earth by humans" - this words made me think, that we are all SAME, on Earth, and we must work hard, TOGETHER!

  • limesquared
    limesquared 13 days ago +1

    "made on Earth by humans"....yesssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • _HaleX_
    _HaleX_ 13 days ago

    Elon has taught us how to dream big again!!!

  • Frye Pod
    Frye Pod 13 days ago

    Can't stop watching. Motivation from this video is

  • Ares Hermes
    Ares Hermes 14 days ago

    I tear up every time! This has to play when the first 100 go up. God Speed

  • zip zag
    zip zag 14 days ago +6

    "she could spit in the eyes of fools" love the subtly of that statement. throwing shade at everyone whose ever doubted SpaceX and now the power that is Falcon Heavy. What a lovely time to be a live, the future is bright. Can't wait to see BFR make her maiden voyage.
    seeing those kids excited, I rember being that little, the wonderment, the excitement. I remember when Obama announced we had to cut back on NASA, that was like the last but of my childhood dying. But seeing something like this, a man like Musk pushing the boundaries and reinventing the wheel basically, that's everything. the kid in me is very much alive today.

    • Jack Keville
      Jack Keville 10 days ago +2

      I quite like that as the line "Look at those cavemen go" is sang, we are treated to a view of the most powerful and reusable rocket currently in service reaching for the stars with a sports car as a payload... It's ridiculous. I love it.

  • 111danish111
    111danish111 14 days ago +1

    What happened to the centre rocket ?

    • Dylan Semrau
      Dylan Semrau 4 days ago +2

      And remember that none of these boosters were intended to be reused as SpaceX moves on the the new Block 5.

    • Pan Cytryna
      Pan Cytryna 10 days ago +2

      111danish111 technically, but remeber that rockets never before were desinged to come back.

    • 111danish111
      111danish111 13 days ago

      Oh snap !! You mean at 1:10 ? That is such an expensive loss for the company .

    • that Doge
      that Doge 13 days ago +2

      111danish111 it crashed into the ocean.

  • Ryan Watt
    Ryan Watt 15 days ago

    One day we will look beyond our selves to the stars.

  • Emman
    Emman 15 days ago +1

    The tears in my eyes... wow

  • David Dzien
    David Dzien 15 days ago +1

    * Made on Earth by Humans *
    ...damn, that's swagger!

  • Futuristic Dew
    Futuristic Dew 15 days ago

    For all you people who are trying to find the music.
    Its "Life on mars?, by David Bowie"

  • zorro456
    zorro456 16 days ago

    Angry Comment. The last Moon Mission was 1972. So Why has NASA been NOT doing it's job?

    • Private Arc
      Private Arc 15 days ago

      If you researched the old space launch. It's pretty much The issue of Lockheed Martin and Boeing selling overpricing parts to NASA. The government doesn't allow NASA to build parts internally. It's good that NASA is support SpaceX.

  • Viera Chudá
    Viera Chudá 16 days ago

    the 1.9K dislikes were from NASA employees

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago

      Viera Chudá none of this would of been possible if it wasn’t for NASA.

  • Simon Allen
    Simon Allen 16 days ago +1

    This is the most important thing that has happened in the past 30 years. So cool.

    ARUN KUMAR 17 days ago

    electron rotates nucleus
    earth rotates sun
    sun rotates blackhole(or unknown)
    But their is common that Light object Rotates Heavy object by this method we can make Advance Spacecraft

  • rocket_
    rocket_ 17 days ago

    nice video spacex!!!

  • Tommy Hibbs
    Tommy Hibbs 17 days ago

    I already been there🇺🇸✌💥

  • Julle Jjjuu
    Julle Jjjuu 17 days ago

    I wanna buy 1% from spacex lol blz Muskie

  • Rodney Carpluk
    Rodney Carpluk 18 days ago +2

    this is very cool. Plus things like bringing down the cost of rocket use is huge. But with plans to increase the amount of rockets being used...add in more rocket companies are being made, and the current major companies plan on increasing their amount of rockets used, by...well by a seriously significant amount. And they still run on propellent, which is damaging to the environment, and its emitted throughout every level of the atmosphere as the rocket makes its trip to outer space...so there are some harmful pollutants emitted directly into places like the stratosphere, where they can near immediately begin destruction of the ozone layer...and with rocket launch increase, listening to Space Xs plans alone to increase rocket use its a lot...Rocket use will speed things up in terms of travel, but accelerate things like global warming and harmful climate change...So unless there are major changes in power generation and use, such as making more large solar panel arrays, use much less fossil fuel power, then harmful emissions are going to accelerate. this will lead to an accelerated destruction of ecosystems, and other important things. I mean Im all for technological increases, and colonizing other planets, but not if they accelerate the destruction of a planet...and using poop for food like some space entity tried...that's just gross...surely advancements can happen without humans having to resort to eating their own poop. I mean make a condensed nutrient pill in times where food stores run low, so space can be saved on less room needed for a certain amount of calories and meals...poop food is not cool.

  • Hinch55
    Hinch55 18 days ago

    I've seen this at least fifteen times. To this day I'm still unable to get past .45 without punching my hands over my head.

  • İrem İmert
    İrem İmert 18 days ago +5

    but this isn't starman. this is life on mars!

    • İrem İmert
      İrem İmert 6 days ago +1

      Oh, really? I did not know. ı said the music. Thank you!

    • Der Menschheit Helfen
      Der Menschheit Helfen 7 days ago +1

      İrem İmert The mannequin spacesuit figure is named Starman

    DEEPAK DILIP 18 days ago

    Giant leap for mankind... love u elon and your whole team............

  • Migs
    Migs 19 days ago +2

    Why couldn’t they just revert to Launch after the Falcon Heavy Core crashed in the sea?

    • Kel Duck
      Kel Duck 18 days ago +2

      They were playing on hard mode.

  • Adapt FPV
    Adapt FPV 20 days ago

    1:43 that's my favorite picture

  • the fish shop VILLA TEGAL BESAR B-23

    Wow this is amazing finally Elon shots a car to the Mars.......

  • KeenOn Green
    KeenOn Green 20 days ago

    So beautiful with life on mars... RIP Bowie

  • Zack Schmiesing
    Zack Schmiesing 20 days ago +1

    I get goosebumps every time I watch this. What a momentous occasion for humans.

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith 20 days ago +1

    I hate to be a downer, but It seems if this really does become mainstream, it would get really old hearing at least 6 sonic booms several times a day during booster reentry and landing. Especially for the 45 min. NYC to Shanghai flights, etc. Even if its several km offshore, and especially with the bigger BFR booster yet to come.

  • Eddy Q
    Eddy Q 20 days ago

    How can I see the future launch schedule? I live in FL near the beach. It seems like the only time I find out about a launch is the next day. Does anyone have a link to the future launch schedule?

    • huddassc
      huddassc 19 days ago

      Eddy Q the website “Spaceflight Now” lists out all the SpaceX launches (as well as all others) for several months

  • Jurre Degrande
    Jurre Degrande 20 days ago

    Cool i love falcon heavy

  • Jae KiDd
    Jae KiDd 21 day ago +1

    Isn't this hazardous what happens if that car crashes into the ISS or even worse comes back into Earth's atmosphere and crashes into a bunch of humans

    • Dylan Semrau
      Dylan Semrau 4 days ago

      And it is not in low earth orbit, but in orbit around the sun.

    • TheZui
      TheZui 19 days ago +2

      They can calculate the trajectory of the car.

  • CMillesBro
    CMillesBro 21 day ago

    By far my favorite video on TVclip, when ever i need inspiration this is my go to. Thanks Elon.

  • Zulu Pyro
    Zulu Pyro 21 day ago

    so that's what happened to the center core 1:12

  • Tyan i7505
    Tyan i7505 21 day ago

    No matter how many times I watch this... I still get chills.

  • Stephen Witwick
    Stephen Witwick 21 day ago

    if you don't know how big it is then pause at 1:43 and look near the bottom right.

  • Claudette Smith
    Claudette Smith 21 day ago

    Nailed it!

  • Saurabh Daware
    Saurabh Daware 21 day ago +1

    Every time I see this it makes me Proud to be a human being :)

  • Justineastrolabio6
    Justineastrolabio6 21 day ago

    Jeff who?

  • Cavor Kehl
    Cavor Kehl 22 days ago

    love how the animation is about the project and this video is about people around the project.

    ISYABOI 22 days ago +4

    I've watched well over 30 STS missions live, including the final shuttle mission, and this is the only time I've genuinely cried happy tears during any rocket launch. I held it together up Bowie started playing in the stream, and then I lost it. I remember pulling over on the side of the highway to watch on my phone. I can imagine driving down the highway, seeing a grown man crying in his car, watching a video on his phone. Not my proudest moment for myself, but by far my proudest moment for humanity.

  • Autistic Foamer
    Autistic Foamer 22 days ago

    Launching a car into space is fun, but you know what's more fun?
    Getting a good salary.

  • Nevada Hamaker
    Nevada Hamaker 22 days ago +3

    This. Never. Gets. Old.

  • Infinity Ahzee
    Infinity Ahzee 22 days ago

    Hey- I really like your video and it’s fine. I already have subscribed to your channel. I think, you'll try to stand by me to grow my channel. Thank you.

  • Pablo Bezerra
    Pablo Bezerra 22 days ago

    Okay I'm going to cry
    That's so beautiful

  • L4xify
    L4xify 22 days ago

    I had goosebumps

  • Owen Patal
    Owen Patal 23 days ago

    Rip center core, but successful launch

  • Jessica Chalker
    Jessica Chalker 23 days ago

    Hey there- how can I license this video for a large corporate event? Please connect with me - thanks!

  • TheVantriliquist13
    TheVantriliquist13 23 days ago

    I’m 19 and I get to see it all unfold. I’m very lucky I guess

  • Protopet
    Protopet 24 days ago +1

    One of the coolest things ever!

  • interman 77
    interman 77 24 days ago

    It is impossible to land a rocket backwards.

    • TheZui
      TheZui 19 days ago +2

      interman 77
      We have seen it right here. What should not be possible about it?

    • Pan Cytryna
      Pan Cytryna 23 days ago +3

      interman 77 i don't understend how its not possible. It is

    • Broccoli_32
      Broccoli_32 23 days ago +2

      interman 77 But you can.

    • interman 77
      interman 77 24 days ago

      Broccoli_32 It's a simple statement ,you can't land a rocket backwards, what don't you understand about it ?

    • Broccoli_32
      Broccoli_32 24 days ago +1

      interman 77 I mean what are you talking about? If you don’t understand the word “what” you could google it.

  • Hoang Quan Nguyen
    Hoang Quan Nguyen 25 days ago +3

    1,9k dislikes are flat earthers

  • Edwin Robert
    Edwin Robert 25 days ago +1

    "Now the future has been secured"

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    საბა 26 days ago


  • iplayz FORTNITE
    iplayz FORTNITE 27 days ago +3

    Elon Musk is such an intelligent man he’s served his time on this earth and if he wished to die on mars he can just not entering its atmosphere

  • Charles MacKay
    Charles MacKay 27 days ago

    this got me choking up with emotion

  • Mike Animations
    Mike Animations 27 days ago +1

    I can’t wait for the bfr

  • Cameron Jensen
    Cameron Jensen 27 days ago +6

    Is it weird I come back to this video to cheer myself up

    • Frye Pod
      Frye Pod 13 days ago

      Cameron Jensen at least once a week....

  • Kieran Donnelly
    Kieran Donnelly 27 days ago

    What are the objects in the sky behind the boosters at 1:34? Helicopters?

  • Michael Soland
    Michael Soland 28 days ago

    All the US companies having a space race while most of the world still hasn't put anything in space lol

  • Chez Block
    Chez Block 28 days ago

    Probably the only person who provides high quality video.

  • Alec Boucher
    Alec Boucher 28 days ago +3

    Alright who's still crying

  • Gabriel Zaparolli
    Gabriel Zaparolli 28 days ago +1


  • TheExplodingChipmunk
    TheExplodingChipmunk 28 days ago +1

    I never can get enough of these rockets landing. There is simply this feeling of wonder seeing a device as big as an office building falling from space and landing safely back on earth.

  • Ilya 007
    Ilya 007 28 days ago

    Без паники))) Прикол из фильма Автостопом по галактике!))