Launch is targeted for 2:30 a.m. ET
ABOVE VIDEO: The Falcon Heavy lifted off at 2:30 a.m. ET from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully lifted off early Tuesday morning from Florida’s Space Coast.
The Falcon Heavy lifted off at 2:30 a.m. ET from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Two side booster landing in Cape Canaveral were successful. However, the first stage main booster crashed into the ocean in what was being called by SpaceX founder Elon Musk at SpaceX “one of the hardest missions to date.”
SpaceX and the U.S. Department of Defense launched two dozen satellites to space, including four NASA payloads that are part of the Space Test Program-2, managed by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.
The four payloads include two NASA technology demonstrations to improve how spacecraft propel and navigate, as well as two NASA science missions to help us better understand the nature of space and how it impacts technology on spacecraft and the ground.
Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
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