CABO CANAVERAL, FL. (AP) – SpaceX has delayed the launch of its new mega rocket due to a dangerously high wind.
The Falcon Heavy was ready to take off from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday night with a communications satellite. But SpaceX boss Elon Musk said the wind shear at the upper levels was extremely high.
SpaceX will try again on Thursday night. It will be the second time that a Falcon Heavy is lifted. Last year's test flight put a sports car in the space, Musk's own Tesla convertible. It is almost certainly still in orbit around the sun with a mannequin behind the wheel.
The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today. SpaceX will attempt to obtain two of the first stage boosters at Cape Canaveral and the central reinforcement on an oceanic platform.
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