Today is history in the making, as SpaceX prepares to launch its Falcon Heavy, paving the way for an eventual manned mission to Mars. The manned mission will likely use the BFR (Big Falcon Rocket), not today’s rocket, but today’s launch is momentous all the same. A Tesla Roadster is the payload, and if all goes according to plan, the Roadster will be launched into a heliocentric orbit, taking it near Mars. The launch has already been delayed several times. Read on for photos from the launch site today and, if everything goes according to plan, photos and updates from the launch itself.
This post will be updated live. Here’s a photo of the Falcon Heavy from 3:25 p.m. Eastern as it sits on the launch pad. This was streamed live by SpaceX.
The Falcon Heavy, as shared by a Redditor, TheKrimsonKing:
More photos from Twitter:
This is a developing story that will be updated live.