Then, the fun began.
The launch is a powerful endorsement of Falcon Heavy, which provides far more payload capacity, at far lower cost, than any competitor.
Make sure you don't miss the rapturous applause from SpaceX's mission control.
Center core: It's the landing of this third booster that is the greatest achievement, after a similar attempt by SpaceX failed in 2018 instead hitting the ocean at 300 miles an hour.
The initial launch, scheduled for Wednesday was postponed due to unacceptable atmospheric wind shear conditions.
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The rocket roared into space at 6:35 p.m. ET from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It's nearly certainly still in orbit around the sun with a mannequin at the wheel.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, cleared its first unmanned test flight in March ahead of its crewed mission planned for July, while the first unmanned test for Boeing's Starliner capsule is slated for August on ULA's Atlas 5 rocket.
For the first time ever, all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters returned to Earth after launch: The two side boosters landed simultaneously on ground pads in Florida, while the center core landed on a remote-controlled platform in the ocean a short time later.
One up-and-coming Twitch channel was lucky enough to capture the SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster rockets return, in all of its technological glory, live on stream.
Joe Rogan PodcastElon Musk's SpaceX has wowed everybody with their advances in reusable rockets. The two side boosters touched down about eight minutes after liftoff on Landing Zones 1 and 2 at the former Launch Complex 13 at Cape Canaveral. It will include coverage of the landing attempts and satellite deploy.