For more than 45 years, no craft has been able to match the brute strength of the Sat­urn V moon rocket. But soon, a new gen­er­a­tion of rock­ets with mas­sive power will be able to take a short cut through the So­lar Sys­tem, mak­ing min­ing on as­ter­oids a mat­ter

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With the launch of Space-X’s Fal­con Heavy, the age of the mega-rocket has re­turned. We pro­file the big lifters, and where they’ll take us.

SPACEX By Es­ben Schouboe

The world’s most pow­er­ful op­er­at­ing rocket, Fal­con Heavy, was first launched in Fe­bru­ary 2018, the first shot in a new space race.

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