SpaceX’s rocket launch was a success, what now?

A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Falcon Heavy, has three first-stage boosters, strapped together with 27 engines in all. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Millions of Americans tuned in to witness SpaceX’s 27-engine rocket successfully launch across the sky Tuesday — but did the viewers really grasp the significance of the monumental accomplishment?

Unless they were an engineer, a physicist or Elon Musk, the answer to that is: probably not.

That’s where Washington Post Space Policy Reporter and author of “The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to Colonize the Cosmos” — Christian Davenport — comes in. He joined host Ethan Bearman to explain the magnitude of the space milestone and what it means for human life coming to Mars!

Listen to Davenport and Bearman geek out on the subject below! Watch the launch here.


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