SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy takes first flight on February 6th, from the Apollo 39A launchpad in Cape Kennedy in Florida. The information comes a few days after Musk’s company tried a static fire for the rocket. Musk tweeted the date earlier.
As you can see, Musk was careful to mention that they’re aiming for this date, so don’t be surprised if the launch is delayed. The Falcon Heavy was originally expected in 2013, and then 2014. Of course, now that SpaceX’s tests have been successful, the launch should be imminent. Even if the company doesn’t meet the February 6th goal, we expect the launch to be within the next month.
The Falcon Heavy has three Falcon 9 reusable rockets at its core. These are strapped together, to make the most powerful spacecraft ever made. The launchpad used for this one is the same that launched the Apollo mission.