Still, Falcon Heavy's LC-39A launch pad has previously supported launches of the Space Shuttle and Saturn V, both of which were considerably more powerful than SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket.
The announcement came just about an hour after the Musk-founded company fired up the Falcon Heavy's 27 engines for a test in which the rocket was held down on its pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Falcon Heavy is essentially three of the California-based company's Falcon 9 rockets put together, with 27 Merlin engines instead of nine.
Musk tweeted out the flight is aimed for February 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy. Musk hopes to use the Falcon Heavy to send tourists around the Moon, and to send supplies to Mars for a manned mission. If the SES-16/GovSat 1 mission delays, so will Falcon Heavy.
For the test flight, however, SpaceX is going much crazier.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted the target date on Saturday, adding that there will be plenty of viewing opportunity for the public from the nearby causeway. But Musk's confirmation gives us something to look forward to that's far more specific.
Falcon Heavy would carry a red Tesla Roadster and the payload will be injected into an orbit around the sun that lies between Earth's orbit and Mars' orbit.
It is a variant of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and consists of a strengthened Falcon 9 rocket core with two additional Falcon 9 first stages as strap-on boosters.
"I love the thought of a auto drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future".
SpaceX plans to start building its first BFR by mid year. After blasting off from NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, all three will attempt vertical landings, two on land and one on a floating offshore platform.
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South Africa are now on track to defend their title in Sydney and will face Kenya in the Cup quarter-finals. The final will be one of three women's matches played between men's fixtures, at 2.37pm AEDT.
This is being done to cut down the volume of fake news reports being circulated online, particularly on the social media. This News Feed change is not the same as a recent test Facebook did where it moved all Page content to the Explore tab.
McMaster held a phone call on Friday in which McMaster confirmed the United States would no longer provide weapons to the YPG. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said on Saturday that Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan , and U.S.
Alan Pardew picked up his first win as West Brom manager last weekend, helping the club with its first game since August 19. He gave me the opportunity to springboard and score that many goals for the club, and no-one can take that away from me.
Many on social media used good dose of sarcasm to attack the Hindu right-wing groups for protesting against Padmaavat . He was detained by the police Karni Sena members protested outside a cinema in Lucknow around the same time today.
The flames and explosion caused by this dubious experiment were immortalized by the store's CCTV cameras. An iPhone user in Nanjing City, China visited an electronics store to replace the battery of his device.
Open champion, had made it to the final in Auckland a week before this year's Australian Open, losing to Roberto Bautista Agut. It took Fabio Fognini almost eight years, but he's finally avenged a fourth-round loss to Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon.
US President Donald Trump says he is willing to speak under oath with Russian Federation probe chief Robert Mueller , reports say. Trump shrugged off questions about Sessions' interview at the White House , telling reporters: "I'm not at all concerned".
The fact that it connected with audiences is exhilerating, and this nomination proves that our love is real. Peele is the fifth black directing nominee; none have won , including "Moonlight " 's Barry Jenkins.
Several say they don't want their competitors to know what they're offering, a stance that open-government advocates criticized. Locations like Newark and Chicago are more appealing to Amazon Becca use of big tax credits that the company could receive.
Snapchat will enable people to share and view its content outside of its app, Snapchat's parent company Snap announced on Tuesday. Snapchat has been suffering from declines in certain metrics that indicate fewer members are using the app every day.
Local resident Abdul Sattar said he had spoken by phone to friends who are hotel staff and had been trapped inside. KamAir also put out an announcement saying some of their flights were disrupted because of the attack .
Police added there were several children inside the house at the time of the deadly shooting. "Chris is the cream of the crop. "The person who used that force is not at large", Chardo said in a press conference, according to WGAL .
Some of the rivalry tweets held previous year between Reliance Jio and many others telecom service providers. Under this segment, the costliest plan costs Rs. 449 and comes with 91 days validity with 136GB data.
As with his murderous father, he suffers from anger and alcoholism as the result of trying to boring his pain. Flanagan co-wrote and directed the 2017 Netflix movie, which stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood.
He said the US IT companies' "days are numbered", as their monopoly would eventually be cracked by tighter rules and tax regimes. To ensure peace, Soros called for China to be embedded in the institutions of global government over the next two decades.
Leader McConnell has found this out. "Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border". As the meal progressed, an outline of an agreement was struck, according to one person familiar with the discussion: Mr.
It is now sitting at two minutes to midnight , scientists from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist announced this afternoon. In an uncharacteristic move, the scientists moved the clock by 30 seconds in 2017 , to 2½ minutes to midnight.
This includes measures to curb family sponsorship of immigrants and an end or change to the visa lottery programme. The White House presented the offer as a major concession aimed at attracting enough votes from Democrats.
Settling down in Portland on their return to the United States it would be a decade before Le Guinn had her first book published. She published more than 20 novels, a dozen poetry collections, seven essay collections and 13 children's books.
At least for part of a game, James and his teammates can put that squabbling behind them and celebrate his undeniable greatness. The post received mixed reviews, with some joining in the congratulating and acknowledging James' right to be proud of himself.
They said: "Due to a gas leak in the Strand, WC2 businesses and hotels are being evacuated as a precaution". The discovery saw approximately 1,450 people being evacuated from the nearby Heaven nightclub and a hotel.
The quake struck around 65 miles west of the city of Sukabumi on the island of Java, at a depth of 21 miles. "It's quite strong. Buildings in the capital swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and some ordered evacuations, sending streams of people into the streets.
The Pentagon, according to CNN's Barbara Starr , said that AFN would remain unavailable if the shutdown continued into Sunday. It showed the AFN logo with the words: "Due to the government shutdown , AFN services are not available".