One Step Closer to Manned Mars Mission

One Step Closer to Manned Mars Mission

ORBITER Staff

February 6, 2018

One Step Closer to Manned Mars Mission
by Marco Santana and Paul Brinkmann | Orlando Sentinal

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch Tuesday afternoon sent a next-generation, heavy-lift rocket toward space from Florida’s Space Coast, touching off what could become a heated competition for contracts with rivals.

“Go Falcon Heavy,” a launch announcer said as the craft left Launch Pad 39A. At 3:45 p.m., about 2 hours and 15 minutes after had been originally planned, the Falcon Heavy’s three rocket boosters fired up and sent the rockets into the sky . . .

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(Image: Feb. 19, 2017 launch of Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral, by Nadezda Murmakova / Shutterstock.com)

 

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