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World's biggest rocket soars towards Mars

The Falcon Heavy, belonging to SpaceX, is designed to carry more than the mass of a 737 jetliner, fully loaded. SpaceX chief Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is on board for a long ride

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The Falcon Heavy is in for a journey through space that could last a billion years and take it as far as 400 million km from Earth, the same as a trip around the equator 10,000 times.

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THE world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off on Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster toward an orbit near Mars.

Screams and cheers erupted at mission

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