Sunday space: Modern space race set to take next 'small step' for humanity

By David Weldrake
Updated July 1 2021 - 2:52pm, first published January 16 2021 - 3:00pm

On February 6, 2018, a new rocket, Falcon Heavy, blasted off from Cape Canaveral for the first time. It carried a strange payload, a 2008 Tesla Roadster owned by the same billionaire who owns the rocket company. Falcon Heavy's maiden flight was a huge success and is now among the world's most powerful rockets.

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