Once the rocket is assembled and rolled out to Pad 38A, it will have to undergo a "static fire" test before getting a final "go" for launch.
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Bogeys on the par-five sixth, par-four seventh and par-four 10th further deepened the gloom. Hoffman, who started the day with a five-stroke lead, shot 72 and faded to second at 274.
Musk's announcement of the planned launch of the giant rocket comes just over two months after he outlined his vision for eventually putting humans on Mars and colonizing the planet. It will be in deep space for around a billion year if it does not blow up during ascent.
Falcon Heavy is, in overly simple terms, three of the company's Falcon 9 rockets strapped together. It was originally supposed to take flight back in 2013 or 2014, but its maiden flight is now pegged for January 2018, according to Musk.
The rocket's triumvirate of boosters give Falcon Heavy substantially more thrust than Falcon 9 though, allowing the larger rocket to carry more than 140,000lb into lower Earth orbit and 37,000lb to Mars.
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While the Yankees are most certainly taking a risk in hiring a manager with no experience, Boone believes he can handle the job. Boone had a rather pedestrian career as a player but the highlight of his career came as a member of the Yankees.
To put that figure in perspective, Spaceflight Now notes that the Falcon Heavy-at more than 229 feet tall and 3.1 million pounds-will have more thrust than any conventional rocket currently in use. As if bringing humans to the Red Planet were not hard enough, he has now announced he wants to send his Tesla sports auto too.
SpaceX also plans to be able to recover all three rocket cores that power the "Falcon Heavy", just like it has done over the past year with main rocket booster stage of its "Falcon 9" rockets, according to The Verge.
The company also aims to launch a second mission in 2024, which will transport both cargo and crew to Mars with the main objective of constructing a propellant depot and getting ready for future manned flights.
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The Houthi rebels also responded, accusing the ex-president of staging a "coup" against their fragile alliance. The civilian suffering was exacerbated by the Saudi naval and air blockade of Yemen, human rights groups say.