SpaceX Falcon Heavy targets sunset launch, double sonic boom landings

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — There could be more SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches in 2023 than it has ever flown with the first one set for liftoff at 5:55 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center. It’s only the fifth flight ever for the powerhouse rocket set to blast off with its 5.1 million pounds of thrust from KSC’s Launch Pad 39-A 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…

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