Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch Live

Elon Musk's company aims to test the most powerful rocket currently operating in the world.

February 6, 2018 3:31 pm
Falcon Heavy
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rests on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 5, 2018, ahead of its demonstration mission. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons – a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel, according to SpaceX.

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