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Feb 08, 2018 08:17 AM IST India India

Space junkies across the world were in for a treat today as SpaceX's latest rocket blasted off on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car on an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rocket rose from the same Florida launchpad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the Moon. It is now officially the most powerful rocket in the world and is propelling it's owner Elon Musk's dream of carrying tourists into space and colonising Mars. That could take a while though.