The Falcon Heavy rocket is seen in its hangar in Florida before rollout to the launch pad. [credit: SpaceX ]
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will attempt its most technically demanding mission yet on Monday night, with a rideshare flight organized by the U.S. Air Force. Company founder Elon Musk has characterized the mission as “Our most difficult launch ever.”
During this Space Test Program-2 flight, the world’s most powerful operational rocket will attempt to deliver 24 different payloads into three different orbits, resulting in [...]
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