SpaceX's Falcon Heavy took flight Tuesday, and everything appears to be going seamlessly. Around 3:45 pm ET, the world's most powerful rocket took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. About two and a half minutes after launch, the two side boosters on the rocket detached and headed back to Earth. Thousands of onlookers could be heard cheering through SpaceX's livestream. read more
Everything you need to know about the Falcon Heavy launch. What happens if things go well and what happens if they don't. The time has finally come for SpaceX to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket. A launch license has been issued for the giant vehicle to take flight this Tuesday. It's a mission that many have been waiting for since 2011 when SpaceX CEO Elon Musk first announced plans to develop the vehicle. Now, after seven years and numerous delays, the launch of the rocket is imminent -- and it could be a game-changer for SpaceX. Here are all the details you need to know about this launch and why it's such a big deal for both SpaceX and the industry. read more
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.