Rockets

Reading our mission page you can see that we love a good analogy, we are also geeks and love rockets; or their correct term in this context Orbital Launch Systems! So check out our top rockets below and how they help accelerate us to space and beyond.

 
Saturn V

The Saturn V

The granddaddy of them all.

Height: 363 feet tall

Thrust: 7.6 million pounds (42 Boeing 747s)

Payload: 310,000 lbs (33 elephants)

Cost of each launch: $1.16 billion (in today's money)

Falcon Heavy

The current workhorse of the SpaceX fleet

Height: 229 feet tall

Thrust: 5.1 million pounds (28 Boeing 747s)

Payload: 119,000 lbs (12.5 elephants)

Cost of each launch: $90 million

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New Glenn Rocket

These days you can’t be a billionaire entrepreneur without some type of rocket program. Is this Jeff Bezos's ticket to infinity and beyond!

Height: 326 feet tall

Thrust: 3.85 million pounds (21 Boeings)

Payload: 99,210 lbs (10 elephants)

Cost of each launch: $150 million

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NASA's SLS

Now this is one big rocket, long time in development and extremely expensive… and counting!

Height: 365 feet tall

Thrust: 9.2 million pounds (51 Boeings)

Payload: 286,000 lbs (30 elephants)

Cost of each launch: $500 million

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BFR

The number one rocket we are the most excited about, now officially known the Big Falcon Rocket, but we all know Elon originally just called it the Big Fu*king Rocket, this is SpaceX’s big bet on totally revolutionising the exploration of the planets and beyond.

Height: 348 feet tall

Thrust: 11.8 million pounds (66 Boeings)

Payload: 330,000 lbs (34 elephants)

Cost of each launch: $50 million