SpaceX and 'Westworld' creators made a Falcon Heavy short film

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For starters, the Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket on the planet, with SpaceX noting that it has "more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power". But two years back in 2015, SpaceX met with a disastrous fate when its Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station blasted midair. NASA says SpaceX should known that the strut was not suited for spaceflight, calling the decision to use it a "design error". SpaceX manufactures most of the components in-house, however, there are some components for which the brand has acquired subcontractors. After the rocket lifted off, the steel strut broke loose that shot helium bottle into the liquid oxygen tank.

Want to relive the glory of SpaceX's first-ever Falcon Heavy launch? "The implementation was done without adequate screening or testing of the industrial grade part, without regard to the manufacturer's recommendations for a 4:1 factor of safety when using their industrial grade part in an application, and without proper modeling or adequate load testing of the part under predicted flight conditions". In its own report on the accident, SpaceX had noted that the strut was certified to handle 10,000 lbs of force, but failed when subject to just one-fifth of that stress. The investigators found that SpaceX managed to mitigate all the problems and issues before it could take the next payload to the ISS in January 2016 which went successfully.

NASA collected historical data on the launches before releasing the reports recently. According to the speculations, SpaceX practices poor installations techniques and others that led to the Falcon 9 failure in 2015. SpaceX has become one of the major rocket launch company for NASA as it is used to launch resupply vehicle to the ISS once in every several months. SpaceX will be responsible to launch the upcoming TESS satellite in April.