How did this rocket model get its name?
The rocket model decorator, an invention created by US aerospace company SpaceX, was launched into space on January 8.
The model has been on SpaceX’s private test programme since November and was taken into space by a crew of 10 on Sunday.
The rocket will be used in the development of SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy rocket.
The design has been designed to be used as a model for future spacecraft, rockets and space taxis, according to a SpaceX spokesperson.
The rockets can carry payloads weighing up to 1,000kg and can carry up to 100kg.
The US government is now working on a new version of the rocket called the Next Generation Launch Vehicle, or NGLS.
It will carry more advanced rockets, including a heavy-lift vehicle, the company says.
“The NGLS has the potential to become the next generation of the world’s most powerful rocket,” SpaceX spokesperson Jessica Kallman told Al Jazeera.
“It will not only revolutionise launch services, but it will revolutionise the way people access space.”
The rocket was named after the rocket used to launch Apollo 11, when the astronauts launched the first manned mission to the moon.