SpaceX sends little red car one step closer to big red planet

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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 6, 2018, on its demonstration mission. The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to an orbit near Mars. Screams and cheers erupted at Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fired its 27 engines and rumbled into the blue sky over the same NASA launchpad that served as a base for the US missions to Moon four decades ago. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

It was an historic day for SpaceX, which successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

On board that rocket was a Tesla Roadster, made by the same company that made the rocket.

CGTN’s John Zarella reports.

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