History will be made today, Space X is launching its massive Falcon Heavy into space this afternoon between 1:30 - 4pm, why is this such a big deal? First, it is the most powerful rocket in the world by a factor or two.
Why is this such a big deal?
Successfully flying this powerful rocket could have big implications for the space industry. SpaceX could use the Falcon Heavy to send larger national security satellites into orbit that its Falcon 9 rocket cannot currently fly. A cheap, powerful rocket like this could catch the eye of NASA, too. Robotic science missions to Mars and other worlds could launch on the vehicle, or the Falcon Heavy could be used in NASA’s plans to go back to the Moon, by sending up cargo, landers, habitat modules, and even people.
Welcome to the future!
More about the launch and just how cool it is here.