SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket for First Time Since 2019

A Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on November 1, marking its first flight in more than three years.

The launch was the fourth takeoff for the Falcon Heavy and saw it fitted with three Falcon 9 boosters, reports said. The rocket hoisted satellites for the US military and then achieved side-by-side booster landings back near the launchpad.

The first Falcon Heavy launched SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla convertible into orbit in 2018, while the next two Heavy launches, both taking place in 2019, carried satellites.

Video by Florida resident John M Curry from Peacock Beach shows the Falcon Heavy launch at nearby Cape Canaveral. Footage also shows side boosters landing at Cape Canaveral. Credit: John M Curry via Storyful

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- Falcon Heavy. November 1, 2022.

- Looks like a big carrot.

- So which [INAUDIBLE]?

- [INAUDIBLE]

- OK? I know their first one. That was [INAUDIBLE].

- [INAUDIBLE].

- Is this the second, third?

- Due east.

- Third.

- Third one. OK.

- Going due east. Two of them. There's both of them there. There's one. There's the other.

Wait for it. Wait for the noise. Wow. Very cool.