SpaceX will launch its biggest rocket yet, called the Falcon Heavy, later today. At 2,500 tons of thrust, the rocket is equivalent to eighteen Boeing 747 aircraft at full throttle. Elon Musk revealed that it would first carry out a test fire with a full launch scheduled for the end of the month. Instead of a customer’s payload, Musk will launch an original Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” into “a billion year elliptic Mars orbit.” Continue reading for a live stream video (begins in 4-hours) and more information.
“Zuma will launch from SpaceX’s recently renovated pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station instead of the company’s nearby pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center like originally planned in November. Northrop Grumman realizes that this is monumental responsibility.The Zuma mission became public in October 2017, when NASA Space flight reported on documents that SpaceX had filed with the Federal Communications Commission, requesting authorization for a mysterious ‘Mission 1390,'” according to The Verge.