NASA and SpaceX are preparing for a rocket launch to the International Space Station later this week.
- SpaceX to launch cargo to space station this Friday
- Another launch next month will be test flight of Falcon Heavy
- Elon Musk says Falcon Heavy payload will be his Tesla Roadster
The launch is scheduled for Friday. The launch window opens at 1:20 p.m.
The rocket will carry almost 5,000 pounds of cargo, including science and research projects
The Dragon capsule will spend a month attached to the ISS.
Next month, the CEO of SpaceX is planning to launch the company’s most powerful rocket yet, with a Tesla vehicle on board.
Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017
Elon Musk says for the first time, the Falcon Heavy rocket will launch from the Kennedy Space Center. Musk says the Falcon Heavy will have double the thrust of the next largest rocket.
Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017
Its destination is Mars orbit. Musk is also the founder of Tesla.
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