Falcon Heavy Fire Test Scheduled For Tuesday Afternoon - Update

Posted: Jan 16 2018, 7:50am CST | by , Updated: Jan 17 2018, 4:46am CST, in News | Technology News

Falcon Heavy Fire Test Scheduled for Tuesday Afternoon - Update

Falcon Heavy rocket is planned to take off by end of the month.

SpaceX plans to test its biggest rocket today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Elon Musk's space company wants to test fire the 27 rocket engines on the launch pad between 4pm and 10pm ET. The test only happens if everything is in perfect condition. The test fire of the Falcon Heavy has been moved several times already.

SpaceX has delayed the test firing of the Falcon Heavy again. The Falcon Heavy static fire test has been rescheduled for no earlier than 3pm EST Friday, Jan. 17, according to Space Flight Now.

The plan is to launch the Falcon Heavy for the first time by the end of January. Elon Musk made headlines with plans to use his red Tesla Roadster as payload for Falcon Heavy. In the first test flight, there will be though no payload. Musk has warned that the Falcon Heavy might explode in the first take off.

The Falcon Heavy is basically three Falcon 9 rockets combined. The rocket will be able to transport 37,040 pounds to Mars. It's the most powerful rocket available today. NASA's legendary Saturn V have been more powerful than Musk's Falcon Heavy but were not reusable.

The Falcon Heavy is fueled up and ready to go. Space fans are excited and hope that the tests are successful. The Falcon Heavy is a major element to send people to Mars eventually.

Elon Musk shared a drone video of the Falcon Heavy standing impressively on the launch pad in Florida earlier this month.

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