Falcon Heavy Test Flight

  • Published on Feb 6, 2018
  • Following its first test launch, Falcon Heavy is now 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. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9.
    Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.
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  • Django Freeman
    Django Freeman 35 minutes ago

    I just have found this video yesterday on Pornhub with the title "Giant Mechanical Cock pentetrates the Atmosphere and drops a load in space"

  • Donald Pump
    Donald Pump 5 hours ago

    99.9% of people will forget they read this comment.

  • Wanger
    Wanger 9 hours ago

    Whenever the FH clears the tower or when the 2 falcons land synchronized, I always rewatch them cus holy shit it looks like something from a movie.

  • Skillop
    Skillop 12 hours ago

    The most beautiful thing I have seen in my life. Elon Musk and the entire team on the Falcon should be very damn proud of accomplishment they have made. Can't way for Dragon, and good luck SpaceX on that mission! :)

  • Moses ainsz
    Moses ainsz 13 hours ago

    the most beautiful thing i ever saw

  • Kanazawaカエルちゃん


  • Ethan Abernathy
    Ethan Abernathy Day ago

    In 50 years ppl will claim this never happened, in the comments of a “space-x hoax” video on TVclip, while on a trip to the moon for a tour, in a NAS-X space vehicle.

  • Ethan Abernathy
    Ethan Abernathy Day ago

    Look at that thing go.
    I was doing other stuff through most of the video, so not sure of the power bs weight compared to the moon missions, or if it was even gone over. But that thing got up WAY faster.

  • rasemvi
    rasemvi Day ago

    I cried

  • Константин Корниенко

    Elon Mask is prophet of Omnishijah!

  • Soldado Coquete
    Soldado Coquete 2 days ago

    Please, SpaceX, Help me, rescue me of This horrible life, and take me to study astronomy, i promiss learn english, but please, i love space more my life, i need study the universe. Thank

  • Chaz Dude
    Chaz Dude 2 days ago

    If im ever depressed this is the pwefect video to make me happy

  • piet skiet
    piet skiet 2 days ago

    dont panic , mostly harmless ,,, so long and thanks for all the fish, elon ! ! !

  • Alexander Cao
    Alexander Cao 2 days ago

    The boosters landing is an amazing advance. Boosters could now be reused

  • Düsseldorfつくば
    Düsseldorfつくば 3 days ago +1

    The car up there is just a simple gimmick, but something inside me just loves to see the reveal of Starman with Bowies "Life on Mars". Its just incredible uplifting...

  • Sambuddha Ranabhat
    Sambuddha Ranabhat 3 days ago +1

    Its sad people dont care about space

  • James Sempy
    James Sempy 3 days ago

    could someone tell me what for are these metallic grids we see deployed at bottom of rocket when landing back ??

    • Luka
      Luka 3 days ago

      James Sempy Those are gridfins. They help guide the rocket towards the landing pad, as well as create drag :)

  • Tommy Payne
    Tommy Payne 3 days ago

    This is my favourite video on TVclip. It has everything, technology, future, excitement and a bunch of people celebrating hard work, teamwork and achievement. Not to mention Bowie :)

  • Lewis Johnson
    Lewis Johnson 3 days ago

    I wish I worked for SpaceX

  • Egg
    Egg 4 days ago

    well earth surely isn't flat!

  • Egg
    Egg 4 days ago


  • Hus 9
    Hus 9 4 days ago +2

    World Record fastest car in human history...

  • bluegrassbarry
    bluegrassbarry 4 days ago

    Did that scientist just say, "..on a whole nother level."?

  • Leon Ettey
    Leon Ettey 5 days ago

    Nice touch with the Bowie tribute

  • wildfox1994
    wildfox1994 5 days ago

    31:58 Flat Earthers were looking for a satelites in spece. I think there's one in the background xd

  • Leon Ettey
    Leon Ettey 5 days ago

    Yea so what, we in England launched a robin reliant quite high.... youtube top gear space ship.

  • David Barnett
    David Barnett 5 days ago

    Go spacex go

  • David Barnett
    David Barnett 5 days ago

    Love ❤️ this video, so 😎, I remember that day, it was awesome 👏. Can’t wait for the next one.

  • Hunter J. Short
    Hunter J. Short 5 days ago

    Besides, another great point is everyone deserves to explore space. it belongs to all of us and none of us at the same time. We all deserve the choice to be able to get on a ship and take a trip to the moon or anywhere else besides the beach, SpaceX is bringing that dream to reality!

  • Hunter J. Short
    Hunter J. Short 5 days ago

    Just to fathom the idea of a privately funded organization being the sole reason for the most important feat in human history is absolutely amazing! Without the dream of Elon Musk and other individuals, this dream of entering the realms of other planets probably wouldnt happen for hundreds of years. The government is slow. SpaceX has done more in 16 years than what NASA did in 40! Not that NASA hasnt made great accomplishments but, i dont recall their boosters landing without water or parachutes 😎

    INTERSTELLAR 5 days ago +1


  • Dr Neeraj Tripathi
    Dr Neeraj Tripathi 6 days ago

    Excellent, Excellent greatest feet for humans, landing safely with lesser cost than space shuttle simply unprecedented __

  • Derrick Ng
    Derrick Ng 6 days ago

    21:35 sounds like fuckin heavy

  • Gordon BoabingA
    Gordon BoabingA 6 days ago

    They should have just shown the core go boom, we wouldn’t have minded

  • Grzegorz Kapica
    Grzegorz Kapica 6 days ago

    You made some history here.

  • hyzer spawn
    hyzer spawn 6 days ago

    MERICA!!!! Fuck yea

  • Lmao Lmfao
    Lmao Lmfao 7 days ago

    * Opens Uber app *
    *Orders uber to mars *

  • top banana
    top banana 7 days ago

    screaming shouting is OTT

  • Pierce Morgan
    Pierce Morgan 7 days ago +1

    To all you Americans who think Elon musk is “yours” he’s not, he was born in one of our commonwealth country’s so he’s technically ours so back off

    • Gordon BoabingA
      Gordon BoabingA 18 hours ago

      HT N blah blah America first

    • HT N
      HT N 18 hours ago

      @+Gordon BoabingA - Elon Musk is a human so he belongs to the world. But, SpaceX headquarter is in California, America and it employs American citizens and green card holders only so it is an American company.

    • Gordon BoabingA
      Gordon BoabingA 6 days ago +3

      He’s everyone’s

    • The Primal Earth
      The Primal Earth 7 days ago

      he left your common wealth cause it sux. if it doesn't why'd he come here?

  • James Gorospe
    James Gorospe 7 days ago

    @28:52 Top Left Camera - That debris could have easily destroyed that center core :O

  • the dude
    the dude 7 days ago

    Whos watching this from the vacuum of space?

  • Дrch angel
    Дrch angel 7 days ago

    Rocket launch is at 22:00

  • Александр Александров

    I have tears in my eyes

  • Zyipitoe
    Zyipitoe 8 days ago +1

    *Flat earthers left the chat*

  • Known Aim
    Known Aim 8 days ago +3

    Как же это потрясающе! Аж мурашки по коже пошли) Молодцы, SpaceX, браво!

  • Beryl Firdaus
    Beryl Firdaus 9 days ago

    25:46 is the money shot

  • Drivertilldeath
    Drivertilldeath 9 days ago +2

    Thank you Elon Musk and all at SpaceX. Thank you for helping humanity reach our destiny in space. Thank you all. I believe in you all.

  • josef Schmidt
    josef Schmidt 9 days ago


  • Jared Stuart
    Jared Stuart 9 days ago

    31:35 you can see the live view of the drone-ship on the far right side second from the bottom.

  • Monte Summa
    Monte Summa 10 days ago


  • Raptor74
    Raptor74 10 days ago +1

    30:35 You can clearly hear "We lost the center core"

  • MrCloudseeker
    MrCloudseeker 10 days ago

    Far cry from the stuffy and serious minded NASA people from the Redstone, Mercury and Apollo missions!

    • The Primal Earth
      The Primal Earth 7 days ago

      bruh this rocket could literally loft the entire mercury red stone rocket into space crew and all

  • Rakesh Belliappa
    Rakesh Belliappa 10 days ago

    Why NASA did not do this.

    • The Primal Earth
      The Primal Earth 7 days ago +1

      yeah but nasa has to do what congress says. and congress is an idiot +CactusFishy

    • CactusFishy
      CactusFishy 9 days ago +1

      +Luka Nasa has several times more than spacex does

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago

      Rakesh Belliappa sadly, NASA don’t really have much money at the moment.

  • Jake 26
    Jake 26 11 days ago +1

    Elon please please put a telescope like the Hubble in a heavy and launch it in the same orbit to get some nice footage

  • Cluck Nuggets
    Cluck Nuggets 11 days ago

    his tesla will be waiting at mars for him when he arrives

  • BOT 0394991384234
    BOT 0394991384234 11 days ago

    What anime is this

  • Daniel Adler
    Daniel Adler 11 days ago

    Comment section needs some sensible negativity so here we go.
    There is nothing in space! Protect the earth, build it, make it safer for everyone. Burning fossil fuel and tons of money doesn't do any good.
    See how people get excited and cheering for it blindly. It's not like they're gonna use the technologies in military and weapon manufacturing. Weapons thats gonna end up killing women and children all over the world.

    • The Primal Earth
      The Primal Earth 7 days ago

      tell that to the dinosaurs. im sure they'll be glad to know there's nothing in space that could hurt them

    • CactusFishy
      CactusFishy 9 days ago

      how do you think maps work? space helps earth. Also, the next generation of rockets will have no fossil fuels :D

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago +1

      Pars Kick Also the technology here won’t be used for weapons manufacturing. It’s designed to launch lots of stuff into space multiple times.

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago +1

      Pars Kick I agree, we do need to save the Earth, but that’s now proven to be an extremely difficult task. There is lots in space. Space is the future. Going to space is part of the solution to saving the Earth.

  • seaturtledog
    seaturtledog 11 days ago

    Just imagine how smart you would have to be to work for spaceX. Props to those employees working on these rockets. Now imagine how dumb you would have to be to think that we never went to the moon and that the earth is flat.

  • DJMAXOfficial
    DJMAXOfficial 11 days ago +1

    Now is time for the BFR :)

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago

      HeliosPrime Why not? People said the same thing about the Falcon Heavy, and booster landings, and the Falcon 9, and the Falcon 1.

    • HeliosPrime
      HeliosPrime 11 days ago

      Not gonna happen!

  • Mr_Pike
    Mr_Pike 11 days ago

    21:35 SpaceX fucking heavy, go for launch.

  • Zerenity
    Zerenity 12 days ago +1

    21:37 "SpaceX fucking heavy, go for launch"

  • John Fonebone
    John Fonebone 12 days ago

    The audience sound was recorded new years eve.

  • Wikusia
    Wikusia 12 days ago

    earth is flat xD

  • Who Is The Coon
    Who Is The Coon 12 days ago

    How does that solve any of our problems?

    • Who Is The Coon
      Who Is The Coon 9 days ago +1

      +CactusFishy Thank you.

    • CactusFishy
      CactusFishy 9 days ago +2

      +Who Is The Coon 1) you are dumb
      2) it is the most efficient rocket built, which is nice for putting large satellites in space, which is what we use for internet, maps, etc.

    • Who Is The Coon
      Who Is The Coon 10 days ago

      +Stephen Hitchens I'm as bright as you are, apparently.
      I simply asked a question and I am indeed waiting for an answer.
      If asking questions is stupid, then yes, I am fucking dumb.

    • neotargetone
      neotargetone 11 days ago

      +Stephen Hitchens...still waiting for an answer...

    • Stephen Hitchens
      Stephen Hitchens 11 days ago +1

      Not very bright are you?

  • Iris
    Iris 12 days ago

    그 끝은 창대하리라

  • Kevin G
    Kevin G 12 days ago

    no matter how many times i watch this i still get goosebumps

  • Arthur van der Wal
    Arthur van der Wal 13 days ago

    Equilant of moon landing

  • Gordon BoabingA
    Gordon BoabingA 13 days ago

    Proud moment

  • Judy kim
    Judy kim 13 days ago

    Great Achievement and work with US Government closely.

  • chi hang
    chi hang 13 days ago +1

    I can't be the only one who still goes back to this video every couple of days

  • VaporheadATC
    VaporheadATC 13 days ago

    All that screaming has got to be staged. It is ridiculous.

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago +1

      VaporheadATC These people have worked for years on this thing, it’s a huge accomplishment. I have nothing to do with SpaceX, and I was cheering on the launch day, as were many other people.

  • Rodney Morgan
    Rodney Morgan 13 days ago

    Never seen a rocket launch with a studio audience and applause signs

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago

      Rodney Morgan These people have worked for years on this rocket. It’s a huge accomplishment. Why wouldn’t they be cheering?

  • Yu 1236
    Yu 1236 14 days ago


  • Viktor
    Viktor 14 days ago

    The main assembly is insanely close to the launch pad, or am I missing something ?!?

  • Martin Kreutz
    Martin Kreutz 14 days ago

    Why I thought this is a Kerbal Space Program video?

  • Cosmonaut Billy
    Cosmonaut Billy 15 days ago

    tears, tears pouring down my face, and huuuuge grin, non stop

  • Jared
    Jared 15 days ago

    Space Shuttle launches were better

  • Pappu Yadav
    Pappu Yadav 16 days ago


  • Pappu Yadav
    Pappu Yadav 16 days ago


  • larry099
    larry099 16 days ago

    why is there always a black girl with her shirt hanging open?

  • -SkyFiRe-
    -SkyFiRe- 16 days ago +1


  • T laner
    T laner 16 days ago

    what a achievement !!
    Gives me hope that the US still has something to offer than arguing about pointless shit

  • CactusFishy
    CactusFishy 16 days ago

    What music? plez don't say darude sandstorm.

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago

      CactusFishy ‘Life on Mars’ by David Bowie

  • MrEksol
    MrEksol 16 days ago

    Мда, роскосмос нервно курит в сторонке. американцы жгут

  • 로켓좋아
    로켓좋아 16 days ago


  • 李大招
    李大招 16 days ago

    God Bless American

  • Thieu Bobo
    Thieu Bobo 17 days ago +2

    "I've got goosbumps people !"

  • Huntag
    Huntag 17 days ago +1

    I wonder why there's no stars anywhere in the footage? It seems so odd.

    • Luka
      Luka 10 days ago +1

      Stephen Hitchens Dont know why you have to be so negative. You do realise you’re not entirely correct either? I’m guessing you must of failed school, and live in your mothers basement. It’s mainly due to how cameras work. Look up ‘exposure’.

    • Huntag
      Huntag 11 days ago +2

      +Stephen Hitchens so because I have a question about something it means I failed high school and live in my mom's basement? Just because someone doesn't know the science behind everything that exists on the planet doesn't make them a moron, that's the whole point of asking a question in the first place you stuck up asshole.

    • Stephen Hitchens
      Stephen Hitchens 11 days ago

      Because the brightness coming off earth is too bright. Guessing you failed high school and live in your mom's basement.

    • Gabriel Rosa
      Gabriel Rosa 16 days ago

      Because it was a daytime launch⛅ 😎

    • fadly A. Rahman
      fadly A. Rahman 16 days ago +5

      Because the sunlight reflecting from the white space suit is too bright. Imagine If you take a picture of a street light with clear starry sky at the background, you won't be able to see the stars too.

  • snowflake 17
    snowflake 17 17 days ago +1

    One quick question um were are the stars I thought it will be full of stars since well it’s space

    • Gabriel Rosa
      Gabriel Rosa 16 days ago

      It's a daytime launch, that's why ⛅😎

    • fadly A. Rahman
      fadly A. Rahman 16 days ago +1

      Because the sunlight reflecting from the white space suit is too bright. Imagine If you take a picture of a street light with clear starry sky at the background, you won't be able to see the stars too.

  • RubikonSFM
    RubikonSFM 17 days ago +1

    Hmm This ebony chick is quite hot for me.

  • Ios the Brittunculi
    Ios the Brittunculi 17 days ago +1

    Just love this. Packed my bags last night (pre-flight).. HOLY-WOW!! Mars is much closer than it appears in the sky today, and every "next" day hereafter.

  • Web Content
    Web Content 17 days ago +4

    Science: because your prayers will never accomplish this much

    • neotargetone
      neotargetone 11 days ago

      I pray that something "beneficial" comes out of this endeavor...something that greatly benefits all mankind, whatever that may be...

    • Web Content
      Web Content 16 days ago +2

      CactusFishy science gets .0001% publicity that religion gets and theists still feel entitled to complain about it... life must be hard with that severe persecution complex

    • CactusFishy
      CactusFishy 16 days ago +1

      Science: The psychological evidence that atheists will always push atheism onto someone else when something
      remotely scientific happens.

  • Uteopia
    Uteopia 17 days ago +1

    What a great time to be alive thank you, Space X, for making dreams become reality.

  • Wzardsarecool
    Wzardsarecool 18 days ago +1

    I still get emotional watching this. It might just be a test launch to most, but to me, it’s the peak of human engineering. Elon Musk is a role model to every little kid who wants to be an astronaut when they grow up. Watching this shows all humans that we don’t have to be as small as we think we are. We can go to Space, Mars, and anywhere in the solar system. Absolutely amazing.

  • Nugget
    Nugget 18 days ago +1

    What is that moving black dot in the background at 31:50 ?

  • Miguel Pereira
    Miguel Pereira 18 days ago +1


  • 342900 10200
    342900 10200 18 days ago +2

    Flat earthers and ESA disliked this video

  • Durgesh Kumar
    Durgesh Kumar 19 days ago +1

    I love your videos and your ideas

  • Smileyheckster
    Smileyheckster 19 days ago +1

    i love how you can see the RCS jets firing right after the booster separation

  • Wil Schweitzer
    Wil Schweitzer 19 days ago +1

    I've watched the FH launch 4 or 5 times. Gets me psyched up every time.