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- SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes to finally launch Falcon Heavy — the most powerful rocket the company has ever built — on Tuesday, February 6.
- The rocket is vertical on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and being readied for launch.
- SpaceX will broadcast its monumental launch live online.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — This week, after years of delay, SpaceX founder and tech mogul Elon Musk hopes to finally launch Falcon Heavy: the most powerful operational rocket in the world.
Musk originally planned to raise the 230-foot-tall, three-booster launcher in December 2012, then launch it on a maiden flight sometime in 2013.
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