Elon Musk Showcases Falcon Heavy Rocket Being Assembled at Kennedy Space Center

By  //  December 21, 2017

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most powerful rocket since the Saturn V

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX’s Elon Musk published images of his Falcon Heavy rocket which is expected to launch soon on its maiden flight from Kennedy Space Center.

The Falcon Heavy rocket is now the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V and can launch twice as much payload as the United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy includes two Falcon 9 first-stage boosters and a central core booster that is a modified Falcon 9.

In Musk’s images on Twitter, he showed the rocket being assembled inside SpaceX’s hangar at Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

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SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy rocket during assembly ahead of its first test flight from Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket’s first flight is expected in January 2018. (SpaceX image)

SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy rocket during assembly ahead of its first test flight from Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket’s first flight is expected in January 2018. (SpaceX image)

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