Falcon Heavy

Live coverage: Falcon Heavy launches from Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational launch vehicle, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:41 a.m. EDT (1341 GMT) Tuesday on a mission to deliver two U.S. Space Force satellites and multiple rideshare payloads into geosynchronous orbit, a journey that will take about six hours for the rocket’s upper stage. The Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters successfully returned to Cape Canaveral for landing about eight minutes after liftoff.