Elon Musk was just as shocked as anybody over the successful launch of his Falcon Heavy rocket … perhaps even more so, actually, based on his colorful language.
National Geographic captured the SpaceX CEO’s reaction Tuesday as his company sent the most powerful U.S. rocket in nearly half a century into space from the Kennedy Space Center. His immediate response … “Holy flying f***, that thing took off.”
Musk and staff essentially freaked out over the launch, and appropriately so. SpaceX sent a rocket into orbit with a Tesla Roadster attached as part of its payload … a major step forward for colonizing Mars.
Besides … the launch and touchdown of their booster rockets was quite a sight to behold. So we’ll pardon his French on this one … it was pretty f****** cool.