Elon Musk’s SpaceX team had a spectacularly successful Falcon rocket lift-off and recovery of two booster units today. (The middle booster failed to land on its drone ship target and was lost).
This rocket is called Falcon Heavy because it can lift nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lbs) into orbit*. Check out the photos that SpaceX had posted on Flickr, here.
*The massive Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, could deliver 137 tons into orbit. There was also a Russian rocket, the Energia, that made flights in 1987 and 1988 that could lift 100 tons into space.