A successful launch would mean that the payload capacity would triple versus the Falcon 9 rockets. However, the price would only increase from $62 million to $90 million. The cost to launch per pound would drop in half.
They will try to reuse the three bottom stages.
A successful launch would also likely mean that Elon Musk’s Tesla car would reach Mars.
Aiming for first flight of Falcon Heavy on Feb 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy. Easy viewing from the public causeway.
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