Buzz Aldrin and Bill Nye toast SpaceX launch together
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he's "very proud" of their latest launch of the Falcon Heavy. The rocket lifted a $100,000 Tesla Roadster into Space with a mannequin named "Starman" in the driver's seat. USA TODAY
Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and television's chief science nerd Bill Nye celebrated the launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday
Nye, famous for his Bill Nye the Science Guy show of the 1990s, shared a photo of him and the Apollo 11 astronaut on Twitter.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 3:45 p.m. ET. The unmanned space shuttle is the world's most powerful rocket.
Aldrin walked on the moon's surface in 1969 along with fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong. The Falcon Heavy launched from the same pad used for the Apollo moon landing missions.