World's most powerful rocket launched with force equal to over 18,000 jets

SpaceX, the first privately financed rocket, has successfully launched the world's most powerful rocket known as Falcon Heavy.

The rocket, launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, tore through the sky with the force of 18 747 jetliners.

Thousands of people gathered to watch the launch. The mission represented the first test of the massive rocket, which is powered by 27 engines.

If SpaceX is able to fly the Falcon Heavy well, the rocket could prove useful to the Pentagon for lifting national security satellites, and for NASA's human exploration goals.

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