Falcon Heavy to take first flight Feb

Octaweb engine configuration

Octaweb engine configuration

American Eastern Standard Time for about 10 seconds, spewing violent exhaust and steam, a video on SpaceX's official twitter showed.

Commenting on yesterday's (January 24, 2018) static test firing, company CEO Elon Musk used social media to say: "Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good. Generated quite a thunderhead of steam", Musk wrote.

SpaceX has commercial launches already planned which will use Falcon Heavy where the heavy-lift rocket is a key component in the plan to send tourists to the Moon and Mars making planetary tourism a real thing in future.

The Tesla Roadster is reportedly installed on top of the second stage of the vehicle.

"Easy viewing from the public causeway". That's three times as many engines as are on SpaceX's current workhorse rocket, the Falcon 9.

The rocket fired all 27 engines for Wednesday's test.

The company now only operates the Falcon 9 rocket, which consists of a core first stage booster and a second stage.

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In 2017, the Yale Law grad ended a five-year stint as president of the US division of pharmaceuticals giant Eli Lilly and Co. Azar told the panel that "he had never - not even one time - signed off on a decrease in the price of a medicine".

The SpaceX founder confirmed on Twitter that he's "aiming" to have a February 6 launch for the private aerospace company's largest rocket to date.

The megarocket's launch will represent another major first for Musk and his company's pursuit of re-usability.

Though Musk himself has said that he'll consider the first launch of the Falcon Heavy a success as long as it doesn't explode close enough to the ground to cause damage to the launch pad.

The world's largest rocket is essentially a trio of Falcon 9 cores bound together.

The Falcon Heavy's array of rocket engines produces an astonishing 5 million pounds of thrust, roughly equivalent to 18 Boeing 747s.

Like Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy is created to be reusable and both platforms share SpaceX's composite payload fairing that protects satellites during delivery to low-Earth orbit and geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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