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SpaceX Launch - Falcon Heavy Test Flight


Event Type: LAUNCH

Rocket: Falcon Heavy
Mission: First test flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket
Launch Date: Saturday, Feb 6, 2018
Launch Time: 4:45 p.m. EDT
Location: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Mission Information: For this test flight, Falcon Heavy’s two side cores are both flight-proven. Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side cores will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon Heavy’s center core will attempt to land on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean

Launch Notes: The payload for Falcon Heavy’s demonstration mission is SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk’s midnight-cherry Tesla Roadster. Demonstration missions like this one typically carry steel or concrete blocks as mass simulators, but SpaceX decided it would be more worthwhile to launch something fun and without irreplaceable sentimental value: a red Roadster for the red planet.

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