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I watched SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket thunder into space for the first time — here’s what it was like on the ground

I flew to Kennedy Space Center to see SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch and lob questions at Elon Musk. Here's what it was like to be there on the ground.
Falcon Heavy takes off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch was an incredible success — here are the best moments

Falcon Heavy successfully left Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying Musk's midnight-cherry-red Tesla Roadster out to Mars orbit.

SpaceX wants to build this futuristic campus in Florida to support an astonishing number of rocket launches

NASA has published a SpaceX proposal to expand its footprint at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The document, first reported by Florida Today, calls for 67-acre site that includes a futuristic control tower, a giant hangar, and a "rocket garden" to support a record number of launches in the future.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket stands ready for launch on February 5, 2018.

We’re on the ground at SpaceX’s launch of its most powerful rocket — and Elon Musk just recorded a major success

SpaceX on Tuesday launched Falcon Heavy, its biggest rocket and the most powerful operational launch system in the world. We're reporting live on the ground.
A computer rendering of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launching toward space.

Elon Musk says SpaceX has ‘done everything you can think of’ to prepare Falcon Heavy for launch today

SpaceX is preparing to launch it's monster Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. ET, and Elon Musk says he feels "at peace" with preparation work.
The US government's mysterious Zuma payload sits atop one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets on Nov. 15, 2017.

SpaceX is about to launch ‘Zuma,’ a top-secret satellite that’s shrouded in mystery

SpaceX is gearing up to launch a third top-secret spacecraft for the US government, a mission the company calls "Zuma" but has said little else about.

Hurricane Matthew tore ‘school bus’-size holes in a building that SpaceX uses to prepare spacecraft

When Hurricane Matthew hit Cape Canaveral, Florida, its powerful wind ripped metal panels off of SpaceX's largest facility. Luckily, the company has a backup.

Hurricane Matthew pounded NASA and SpaceX buildings in Florida — here’s what some of the damage looks like

When Hurricane Matthew hit eastern Florida, its powerful wind and waves dealt significant damage to Kennedy Space Center buildings used by NASA and SpaceX.

Hurricane Matthew is a ‘worst-case scenario’ storm for Florida

Hurricane Matthew is in many ways an unusual, powerful, and alarming hurricane as it moves toward Florida for a Friday morning landfall.