This drone tour from Elon Musk's SpaceX shows the future of rocket science

This drone tour from Elon Musk's SpaceX shows the future of rocket science
This screen shot from an Instagram video posted by Tesla's Elon Musk shows people working from inside of a Falcon rocket. Elon Musk/Instagram
This screen shot from an Instagram video posted by Tesla's Elon Musk shows people working from inside of a Falcon rocket. Elon Musk/Instagram

Elon Musk posted drone footage of his "Falcon factory" on Instagram last Friday, giving the world an unprecedented view of SpaceX rockets in the making.

Falcon rockets are used in a number of major space projects, such as a recently-clinched contract with the United States Air Force to launch its secretive X-37B spacecrafts.

The video shows giant rockets along with smooth, intermittent shots of several Falcon rocket parts.

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SpaceX is slated to launch its most powerful rocket yet, the Falcon Heavy, around the beginning of the fall.