The original launch was set for Sunday, February 18 at 6:16 PST, but was scrubbed to give the SpaceX team more time to check the rocket's upgraded nose cone. Payload and vehicle remain healthy.
SpaceX had initially planned for the launch to take place last Saturday, before delaying it due to the need for more inspections. According to Space.com those experimental solutions include parachutes and equipping recovery ships with metal arms.
The Falcon Heavy mission had a pretty precious payload - Musk's Roadster and its dummy passenger named Starman.
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SpaceX says that if the new launch time doesn't work for weather or other reasons, the next opportunity to blast off will be the same time Thursday.
"Microsoft founder Bill Gates helped fund Teledesic, in an effort to build low Earth satellites to provide Internet service".
SpaceX tries to re-use rockets, payload fairings, boosters and other parts to try to cut down on the cost of each rocket mission. "Yet Teledesic closed in 2002, after racking up more than $9 billion costs". According to Elon Musk, each fairing of Falcon 9 costs SpaceX around $5 million and that is why their company is trying to reuse the components of the fairing to make substantial savings. Viewers were treated to exceptional footage of the launch, stage separation, and the two rocket side cores landing in unison back at Cape Canaveral. The company carried Musk's Tesla Roadster on board with a mannequin in a spacesuit called Starman behind the wheel earlier this month.