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News Story Source:, By Tariq Malik
SpaceX’s new megarocket, the massive Falcon Heavy, will make its launch debut in November, according to the company’s founder and CEO Elon Musk. 

In Twitter and Instagram statements late Thursday (July 27), Musk announced the fall target for the Falcon Heavy’s maiden flight.

“Falcon Heavy maiden launch this November,” Musk wrote on Twitter. He did not reveal a specific target date for the launch, though it is expected to fly from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX leases the pad from NASA and has been using it for Falcon 9 rocket launches. [SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket in Pictures]

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is a heavy-lift rocket that will stand 230 feet tall (70 meters) and be capable of lofting payloads of up to 60 tons (54 metric tons) into low-Earth orbit, and up to 24 tons (22 metric tons) into a geostationary transfer orbit. The rocket will be the most powerful U.S.-built rocket since NAS
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