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Twitter Marvels at Launch of Elon Musk’s Massive SpaceX Rocket: ‘Freaking Amazing’

That crazy bastard did it. Elon Musk and his company SpaceX have successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket into space, the appropriately named Falcon Heavy.

What’s the big deal? See above. It’s the most powerful rocket in the world. Just look at this thing. It’s ginormous! The Falcon Heavy can lift 140,000 pounds of cargo into low earth orbit, which could prove very useful in building those all-crucial stepping stones for Musk’s ultimate goal: getting us to Mars.

You see, the kind of spacecraft that would ferry people across the solar system could not, realistically, be built on Earth. Something like the Falcon Heavy would have to be used to jettison building materials into space, in addition to space probes, satellites and all kinds of other cool interstellar knick knacks.

As a matter of fact, Musk, the cheeky rascal that he is, sent one of his automobiles, a Tesla Roadster, into space as cargo, as a way to prove the load-carrying capabilities of the Falcon Heavy and as a little bit of self referential cross-promotion.

Folks on Twitter have been absolutely losing their crap over this stunning display of orbital brinkmanship, and why shouldn’t they? When was the last time we did anything cool with space? Here are some of our favorite tweets.

As of this writing, President Donald Trump has yet to take credit for this giant leap in private sector space deployment.

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