Saturday, December 30, 2017

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rolled to Launch Pad

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy megarocket was rolled out on the launchpad Thursday, as the company prepares for the rocket's maiden flight, which is scheduled for next month. NASA confirmed today that the Falcon Heavy has been moved to Launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket will undergo various tests before it takes off; SpaceX has not yet confirmed a launch date. If all goes well, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in operation, with nearly twice the lifting power of the next-most powerful rocket, according to NASA. It will be the most powerful rocket to launch from Launch Complex 39A since NASA's Saturn V, which sent astronauts to the moon, according to NASA.

Comments

I can't wait for this thing to launch.

#1 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-12-28 05:30 PM

That is going to be an exciting launch.

SpaceX's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, announced earlier this month that a Tesla Roadster will launch on the first Falcon Heavy , and that it will be sent on a trajectory aimed for Mars orbit. However, Musk has also said publicly that there is a "good chance" something will go wrong during the maiden launch and the rocket's payload won't make it into orbit.

That is frickin awesome! Whoever gets to Mars fist gets a free Tesla Roadster?

You go Elon!

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-28 07:25 PM

Damn I was hoping to book a trip to see the launch of the maiden voyage of the Falcon Heavy. I guess I'll just have to settle for seeing a routine launch.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-29 02:58 AM

Hope the launch goes well. With SpaceX's past record there is a good chance it will, but if there are problems they will figure it out and press onward!

#4 | Posted by AKat at 2017-12-29 02:00 PM

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