The animation showed that during the launch, Falcon Heavy's three first-stage boosters ignite, powering up the booster toward space.
Falcon Heavy is able to lift 64 tonnes into orbit - the equivalent of five double-decker buses - which is just over twice the weight that can be lifted by the second-most powerful operational rocket, Delta IV Heavy.
FULL BROADCAST REPLAY: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Makes History From Kennedy Space Center.
Reserve Citizen Airmen are used to supporting milestone rocket launches, and have supported manned spaceflight launches through the years; however, they have never supported a rocket toting a vehicle.
There was one glitch during the launch.
The centre core separates later and lands on SpaceX's drone ship, named Of Course I Still Love You.
In the official entry on "Tesla Roadster (AKA: Starman)", NASA describes the vehicle as "a standard Tesla Roadster automobile and a spacesuit-wearing mannequin nicknamed 'Starman'". The $29.2 million now being held short is the least in three months, and 11% lower than a seven-month high reached in December.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the Cape Canaveral launch, he said: "It'll be a really huge downer if it blows up. Impossible to say what is it but this doesn't mean we are seeing a UFO".
It's an out-of-this world stunt that will stick for hundreds of millions of years (if all goes according to plan), and literally soar above the competition.
The Falcon Heavy rocket took off at 3:45pm ET Tuesday, with all 27 engines firing.
The much delayed, much maligned rocket is just what the space agency needs to escape from the governmental bureaucracy that has bound her to Low Earth Orbit for the past 45 years.
Musk confirmed late Tuesday that a final burn by the Falcon Heavy's upper stage engine had successfully initiated a "trans-Mars injection" boosting the auto into an orbit around the sun stretching way beyond Mars.
Due to specialized training of Air Force pararescuemen and the Wing's geographic location, the 920th RQW served as the primary rescue force for the astronauts on human spaceflight missions aboard the Shuttle and will serve as the primary rescue force for the launch of the upcoming manned space platforms. But the space agency viewed commercial development of this rocket as "competition" and refused their offer. Some could even visit outer planets such as Jupiter, Saturn and their moons. His company, with the cooperation of NASA, started to develop a new rocket, called the Falcon 9.