The amazing journey of the Falcon rocket into space has been viewed an astonishing 47 million times on Twitter, captured in a stunning short video.
On Tuesday, January 3rd, SpaceX – the aerospace manufacturer owned by American billionaire Elon Musk – took off with its Falcon 9 rocket on a mission dubbed “Transporter-6”. This momentous flight marked a milestone in SpaceX’s history and surely went down as an incredible success.
The 90-second video showed the missile propelling rapidly into space before gracefully returning to Earth’s atmosphere in only 8.5 minutes.
Onboard view from Falcon 9’s flight to space and back during smallsat rideshare mission pic.twitter.com/V5PyKxTlWD— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 5, 2023
Launching from the prestigious Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, this flight took off carrying a grand total of 114 satellites into orbit for various customers, according to Space – an informative site specializing in space-related matters.
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on Landing Zone 1 pic.twitter.com/j6243ROlgY— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 3, 2023
SpaceX has now completed its two-hundredth orbital mission since it was established in 2002, and the fifteenth happenstance of Falcon 9’s first stage. Transporter-6 is no exception to this impressive feat!
November 2020 saw a momentous occasion: SpaceX launched the inaugural space mission, dubbed “Crew 1,” with a Falcon 9 rocket that transported NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.
In April 2021, the company reached a milestone after successfully utilizing Falcon 9 to deliver astronauts from NASA for the second time to the International Space Station as part of their “Crew 2” mission. This record-breaking achievement is not only impressive but also encouraging, showing that space exploration and commercialization are continually becoming more feasible endeavors!
On that memorable day, four SpaceX astronauts were taken to the launch pad in three Tesla cars owned by Elon Musk himself. To mark this momentous occasion, he gave a short inspiring speech before the liftoff.
Yeah, aiming for up to 100 flights next year— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 31, 2022
In 2014, SpaceX sealed lucrative contracts with NASA worth billions of dollars to send manned missions into our great void, opening the door for space tourism and paving a path towards Mars colonization in the future.
Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, has set an ambitious goal for the company – to carry out 100 launches in 2023.
In 2022, SpaceX has achieved a remarkable feat by launching 61 orbital missions – an impressive and inspiring number that is twice the target they had initially set!