Falcon Heavy's first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.
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The Falcon Heavy carried CEO Elon Musk's own cherry red Tesla Roadster which left the aircraft and is now embarking on its own journey to orbit Mars playing David Bowie's song "Space Oddity."