The Falcon Heavy has successfully taken off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday at 3:45 pm ET with the Red Tesla onboard. By getting off the ground, billionaire Elon Musk has reached a new milestone – With the objective, Mars.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 6, 2018
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX will send the Falcon Heavy Rocket into space today (Tuesday 6th February 2018) and if liftoff is successful it will become the most powerful rocket operational today. The Rocket was scheduled to launch at 1:30 PM ET (6:30 UK time) but it has been delayed until 3.45 PM ET due to weather conditions. The launch widow will close at 4 PM.
Liftoff will take place from the Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the Falcon Heavy will hope to go as far as 400 million kilometres from Earth into Mars Orbit.
As it stands the Rocket has passed all initial tests on the ground however Musk is well aware that things could go wrong in the air, “We’ve tested the separation system for the side boosters on the ground, but this will be the first time it has to operate in flight”, he said.