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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Photos of the Day #3: Falcon Heavy Is On The Pad!

The payload fairing containing Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is transported to SpaceX's Horizontal Integration Facility in Florida to be attached to the Falcon Heavy rocket...on December 26, 2017.
Emiliano C. Diaz de Leon

Earlier today, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket was rolled out to Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to undergo a fit check and additional testing at the pad. As shown above, Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is now encapsulated inside the rocket's payload fairing. Falcon Heavy's static-fire test won't occur till next week (with its maiden flight still scheduled for late January), but it's great to see the launch vehicle vertical at its pad as it gears up to become the most powerful rocket in the world (for the next two years) once it finally soars beyond the Earth's atmosphere... Happy Thursday.

The Falcon Heavy rocket is being raised into vertical position at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A in Florida...on December 28, 2017.
Spaceflight Now

The Falcon Heavy rocket is now in vertical position for testing at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A in Florida...on December 28, 2017.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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