SpaceX Falcon Heavy to be Launched “In a Week or So”

After months of waiting patiently for the big launch, SpaceX will finally attempt to send its Falcon Heavy into an orbit around the Sun – at the same distance as Mars’ orbit – in a few days, as mentioned earlier today by Elon Musk on Twitter. After delays caused by the government shutdown, “the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” as described by SpaceX, passed the crucial test fire. “Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good,” Musk tweeted. It’s official, the rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida “next week or so.”

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