After performing a successful static fire a few days ago, SpaceX has finally set a date for the launch of the falcon heavy, which is the most powerful rocket in the world currently. The launch date has been set on the 6th of February, and the event will take off from the Apollo launch pad 39A at Cape Kennedy.
Aiming for first flight of Falcon Heavy on Feb 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy. Easy viewing from the public causeway.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2018
SpaceX claims that the rocket will be able to put men on Mars. However, for its first test mission, it will be carrying a dummy load, specifically a Tesla Roadster from Elon Musk’s personal collection. Once after the Falcon Heavy has proven that it can fly, the rocket will start to send actual payloads to space. The rocket has already been signed up by several companies to put satellites on orbit. Essentially 3 Falcon 9s strapped together, the Falcon Heavy costs $90 million, which is steal compared to their rivals over at United Launch Alliance. The reduced cost is due to the reusable parts of the rocket.
For those who want to watch the event, SpaceX delivers a webcast of their launches here.
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