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Showtime for SpaceX’s Big New Rocket With Sports Car on Board





SpaceX’s big new rocket stood ready to blast off on its first test flight Tuesday, as crowds began gathering at daybreak for the afternoon launch debut.

As the sun rose at Kennedy Space Center, bright lights illuminated the Falcon Heavy, gleaming white on the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon.

The Heavy is set to become the world’s most powerful rocket in use, with double the liftoff punch. It’s equipped with three boosters and 27 engines designed to provide about 5 million pounds of thrust.

WATCH: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Test Flight

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