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SpaceX's latest rocket launch 'ranks up there with the first Apollo mission,' says a former Pentagon official — here's why

SpaceX launched the world's most powerful operational rocket, called Falcon Heavy, on February 6. The company recovered two of the rocket's three reusable boosters and launched founder Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster toward Mars orbit. A former Pentagon official said the successful launch "ranks up there with the first Apollo mission." Falcon Heavy could take business away from SpaceX's biggest current competitor, United Launch Alliance.
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