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.
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)
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
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
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
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