Falcon Heavy launch delayed again, now targeted for Thursday evening

James Marshall
April 12, 2019

The incredible space achievements just keep coming (we hope).

SpaceX has delayed the launch of its newest mega rocket because of dangerously high wind. Now the moment has (almost) arrived (again).

SpaceX tweeted Thursday "all weather and systems are now go", so provided the pesky Floridian weather stays that way, it should be full steam ahead. The second-ever launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket was supposed to happen on Sunday, and then again on Tuesday, and yet again on Wednesday.

As with all SpaceX launches, this will be a livestreamed event. Last year's test flight put a sports auto - Musk's own Tesla - convertible into space. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said back on April 5 that because this is the first launch of Falcon Heavy's Block 5, the latest and most powerful version of its boosters, they are being "extra cautious". After separating from the core booster, the two side boosters will return to the launch site and land at Landing Zones 1 & 2 (LZ-1 & LZ-2). As before, the launch could take place at any time over a window of about three hours, but if SpaceX does indeed manage to launch its massive rocket today you'll be able to watch it live right here.

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