SpaceX sets historic first Falcon Heavy launch for February 6

SpaceX sets historic first Falcon Heavy launch for February 6

SpaceX on Wednesday test-fired its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time in a launch pad experiment aimed at giving its main engines a trial workout before blasting off in the coming days.

SpaceX manufactures and launches rockets for commercial and military applications, but it is most known in the public for its plans to colonize Mars. "Launching in a week or so".

However, the tickets will be valid on the day of the launch of the first flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket.

When Falcon Heavy launches, it will blast off from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launchpad 39A with approximately 5 million pounds of thrust.

But hype surrounding the upcoming demonstration flight has been partially energized by a special payload encapsulated in the rocket's protective nose cone, or fairing - Musk's personal 2008 Tesla Roadster, an all-electric sports vehicle, will be hurtled into deep space.

SpaceX also has a busy few weeks coming up, with its next Falcon 9 launch expected from Florida on, potentially overlapping with Musk's declared timeline for the Falcon Heavy.

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SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy flight will be about testing it in real-world flight.

The rocket' first passenger will be Musk's very own cherry red Tesla Roadster which, all going well, should reach Mars orbit.

The Falcon 9 is now used to hoist satellites and supplies to the International Space Station.

It will, Musk predicted just over a month ago, "be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent".

The Falcon Heavy carries the largest payload amount since the Saturn V rocket, which carried out a 310,000 pounds into space.

The Falcon Heavy is a reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle. 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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