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Elon Musk lowers his mighty erection for test firing: Falcon Heavy preps for maiden voyage

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Anyone who has ever played KSP...

"The Falcon Heavy is essentially three SpaceX Falcon-9 rockets strapped together with a small booster on top. While the rockets themselves are reliable, the airframe of this combined booster has had to be designed and engineered to handle the mechanical stresses involved and the payload weight."

The "design a reliable rocket then strap x number of them together" is a tried and tested strategy in KSP. Unfortunately it is often quite a lot more complicated than it sounds and the end result often looks remarkably similar to the icon.

Equally unfortunately in RL there is no "Revert" option...

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