SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Falcon Heavy rocket is all set for launch from Kennedy Space Centre in November. However, he did not reveals the exact launch date of the rocket.
Tickets are available for those who are interested in attending the launch event at the Kennedy Space Centre's website. The launch pad 39A, where the Saturn V rocket was launched 45 years ago, will be the site for the launch. The Falcon Heavy is being hailed to have the potential to send humans to moon and possibly even to Mars as the rocket can lift over double the payload to its nearest competitor.
"The most powerful rocket this generation has ever seen, SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket, launches no earlier than this November. Kennedy Space Centre's historic launch pad 39A has not supported this much thrust since the last Saturn V rocket nearly 45 years ago," said the statement on the page.
Falcon Heavy's first stage comprises of nine engine cores from three Falcon 9 engines equaling a total of 27 Merlin engines. SpaceX plans on landing all three stages of its rockets, two of them on land and third on the ocean.
The viewing locations are dependent on the scheduled launch time and the locations also have to be approved by NASA and the US Air Force.