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A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches from LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, at 4:25p.m. EDT on its first demonstration flight. The heavy-lift rocket is composed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores with 27 Merlin engines firing. The first Falcon Heavy rocket placed a Tesla Roadster in a heliocentric orbit.
The two side boosters returned to Cape Canaveral Air force Station and landed successfully. The center booster that was to land offshore on a drone ship, malfunctioned and was destroyed when it hit the water at 300mph.
Photos taken from the Saturn 5 Center - a distance of about 4 miles.
© Dennis Huff