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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch: Here's What to Know

Musk did it again! SpaceX, Elon Musk's rocket company, launched its Falcon Heavy rocket, which Musk called the "most difficult launch" SpaceX has ever attempted. This was Falcon Heavy rocket's third flight and the first ordered by the military. The Defense Department mission, dubbed STP-2 for Space Test Program, is meant to provide data to certify the Falcon Heavy - and reused boosters - for future national security launches. It marked the military's first ride on a recycled rocket. The rocket's lift off occurred at 2:30 am ET Tuesday in Florida and carried 24 research and development satellites into space, and it appears that the launch was successful (Just see for yourself in the video above). The Falcon Heavy first flight was in February 2018, when it launched SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Tesla roadster into orbit around the sun. And in case you are wondering - the convertible car is still floating in space. Something else to note about the Falcon Heavy - it's powerful. Its three first-stage reusable boosters are also designed to guide themselves back to Earth after launch so that they can be refurbished and used again on future launches.

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