SpaceX delays Falcon Heavy launch attempt until Sunday

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — The planned Saturday liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy from Kennedy Space Center has been delayed until Sunday. In what will be only the fifth ever flight of the powerhouse rocket, it’s now set to blast off at 5:56 p.m. from KSC’s Launch Pad 39-A with its 5.1 million pounds of thrust on a mission for the Space Force dubbed USSF-67. Falcon Heavy, which only falls second to NASA’s Space Launch System in terms of most powerful active rockets, is essentially three Falcon 9s strapped together providing 27 Merlin engines across the three first stages. SpaceX will attempt to recover bo…

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