SpaceX is about to launch its most powerful rocket yet

SpaceX is about to launch its most powerful rocket yet

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SpaceX is about to light its biggest candle ever

The Elon Musk-founded company is planning to launch the maiden flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, propelling the launcher into the history books as one of the most powerful rockets in history

Assuming it doesn’t blow up. 

Which is a big assumption: Musk himself has tempered expectations for this launch, saying that there’s a good shot that the test launch may go awry

“There’s a lot of risk associated with the Falcon Heavy; real good chance that vehicle doesn’t make it to orbit,” Musk said during a talk in July 2017.

“I hope it makes it far enough away from the pad that it does not cause pad damage. I would consider even that a win to be honest. And yeah. Major pucker factor, really. There’s, like, no other way to describe it.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable | SpaceX is about to launch its most powerful rocket yet

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