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Just days after SpaceX performed a successful static fire of its Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk says that the company is planning to launch the rocket for the first time on Tuesday, February 6th from Cape Kennedy in Florida. SpaceX originally intended to launch the rocket in 2013 or 2014, but has continually pushed the date back. Now that the rocket has successfully completed its tests, the first launch is within sight.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
I look forward to reading my fellow ATS members opinion about the subject!
And a question I would like to ask is if any of you are going to view the launch or are even close enough to get a good picture or even video please let ATS see it first.
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
whats the chances this is a 2nd attempt to get ''whatever'' up there... we tried recently with a spacex rocket and depending what you believe, it failed...
Now this sudden announcement on a rocket that had already been delayed time and time and time again ?
originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker
If it was a reversed camera wouldn't the booster also be facing a different way?
originally posted by: schuyler
One issue that has bothered some people is that they went through the motions of "landing" the booster yesterday, complete with landing burns and landing leg deployment, only to have the booster enter the water. You can hear the call-outs in the video of the launch. Yet they did not recover the booster, so why did they do this? The answer lies in the launch schedule. The drone recovery ship is likely already on station. If they had recovered this booster, which was on its second flight, the drone ship would not have time to make it back to port, unload the booster, and make it back on station for the Falcon Heavy flight.