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SpaceX Launches the World’s Largest Rocket For the First Time in Three Years

Posted on AllSides November 1st, 2022
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SpaceX launched a Falcon Heavy rocket carrying two satellites for the U.S. Space Force from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today (Nov. 1), marking the giant rocket’s return to space after more than three years.

Falcon Heavy, a launch vehicle standing 230 feet tall and powered by three boosters, is the world’s most powerful rocket still flying missions. It was last flown in June 2019 carrying experimental satellites for the Department of Defense.

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