SpaceX set to debut large rocket

Tesla Roadster, mannequin driver heading for solar orbit

Posted: February 6, 2018 at 1:55 a.m.

A mannequin dubbed “Starman” sits at the wheel of a Tesla Roadster that will be on board when Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launches its new SpaceX rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., possibly today.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX's hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men to the moon a half-century ago.

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is sits on a launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in December. The rocket is scheduled for launch today.

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