Nov 17 2014

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SpaceX eyeballs mid-summer 2015 for Falcon Heavy launch

They’re already hard at work on construction at Kennedy’s Pad 39A. Apollo 11 and the first Space Shuttle launch occurred at 39A. I look forward to another first at the historic pad.

SpaceX claims that the FH sports the ability to lift over 53 metric tons (117,000 lb) to Low Earth Orbit (LEO): more than twice the payload capacity (and one-third the cost) of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy.

…it is understood that a preliminary date of July 1, 2015 has been seen on KSC schedules for the Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) of the Falcon Heavy at 39A.

As with all long term schedules, such a date is subject to change.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! 2015 looks like it’ll be a banner year!

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