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Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

05 February 2018

Rocket

For this experimental and uncertain mission, Elon Musk tested it with a lower payload than is possible – his old cherry-red Tesla sports car. A space-suited mannequin was strapped in the driver's seat, and the radio set to play David Bowie's classic hit Space Oddity on a loop.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose 1
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to discuss why technology can challenge people’s views of what it is to be ‘human’ 8

Keywords: rocket, digital, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technology

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