SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy Rocket today (6 Feb 2018), shooting Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster into outer space and successfully landing at least 2 boosters for future reuse. The Falcon Heavy is proposed to become the high orbit launch vehicle of choice for SpaceX in the coming years and this was the first launch of the rocket. To learn more check out this article on the Verge and SpaceX’s own specs.
What’s next for SpaceX and Elon Musk? Last fall, Musk announced updated plans for the Big Falcon Rocket, a giant booster rocket with a large spaceship that sits on top. It’s meant to shuttle hundreds of humans to the Moon or Mars, but was also suggested by Musk as a way to pull off quick flights around our own planet.