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