SpaceX Shares Animation of Rocket That Could Send Humans to Mars

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has 27 engines and is designed for the biggest missions.

A new animation from SpaceX shows how the Falcon Heavy, called the "most powerful rocket in the world," would operate from liftoff to booster recovery.

The first stage of the rocket has three Falcon 9 engine cores, providing an incredible 27 engines' worth of power at liftoff.

Musk has long been a proponent of recycling rocket parts -- something he said he believes will make space travel cheaper and usher in a new era for exploration.

The rockets came close to the barge but ultimately crashed at a 45-degree angle, smashing its legs and engine section, and rendering it unable to be reused, Musk said after the attempt.