If that demonstration mission is a success, SpaceX has at least two more Falcon Heavy launches planned for 2018, of the Arabsat 6A communications satellite and the Space Test Program 2 mission for the U.S. Air Force, although the timing of those missions is uncertain. After this successful test, the first launch of the Falcon Heavy is imminent, with Musk saying in a Tweet, "Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good". The vehicle will be playing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" during launch, according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
Musk's personal midnight cherry Roadster will be sent into space on the rockets maiden voyage in a hugely expensive PR stunt, it has been reported. Musk has repeatedly warned the rocket could explode.
Plagued by a series of delays over the last seven years, Falcon Heavy is set to be SpaceX's most powerful launch vehicle.
Search underway for woman who fell overboard on cruise
Coast Guard, Jacksonville Sheriff's Department, FBI, and Bahamian law enforcement are now assisting in the investigation. One woman died after falling over the balcony to another deck, and the second woman fell overboard and is missing.
27 Merlin 1D, the main engines of Falcon Heavy were fired up at 12:30 pm EST (1730 GMT), with ramping up to around 5 million pounds of impelled ground.
The auto is also a payload that Musk can afford to lose: Last July, he said there's a significant chance that the maiden launch could go awry.
The vast rocket, which is ultimately three Falcon 9 rockets linked together, will have the combined thrust to eventually launch 140,000 pounds (63,500kg) of cargo into orbit. That seemed extremely boring, ' Musk said in December.
It's SpaceX that's been widely discussed as of late, as a launch earlier this month sent a classified satellite named "Zuma" into space on behalf of the USA government.
Evacuated students were bused to Stafford Elementary School where they were able to be picked up by parents, according to Joffre. Sheriff's official say a 15 year old girl was hurt and has been airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
The firm says the patches, which began rolling out recently, were also resulting in unpredictable system behaviour. No word on a fix for other processors for now, but the founder will hopefully share more details soon.
The military said it had hit 153 targets so far, including shelters and hideouts used by Kurdish militants. On Sunday, President Bashar Assad condemned the "brutal aggression" on Afrin but didn't repeat the threat.
Something else, the judges said they will receive an arrangement with an end goal to keep the May 15 essential race on track. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional district map in a 4-3 decision issued today.
At least one Republican dissenter indicated on Sunday that he would support the bill. "We've been at this for 50 years", he said. United States senators are attempting to agree on a bill to fund the government , which is in its second day of shutdown .
Edmund, the lone Briton in the men's draw after the withdrawal of Andy Murray , slammed 25 aces on Hisense Arena. As he had done in the second set, though, Dimitrov played a poor game serving for it and back came Kyrgios.
The Senate confirmed Alex Azar on Wednesday as the next Department of Health and Human Services secretary. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican who represents the Eastern Shore said in a statement.
Gruden has prior history with Oakland, serving as the head coach for four seasons and compiling a 38-26 record over the span. Former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, however, was apparently eager to get back to coaching for the 2018 season.
Kirk Herbstreit first met Mike Vrabel in the early-1990s, as a college senior on the campus of Ohio State University. The plan appeared to be to hire a CEO head coach and strong leader to help lead the Titans down the Patriots' path.
The DOJ has turned over hundreds of pages of text messages totaling more than 50,000 text messages between Strzok and Page. The missing messages have caused problems for the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General.
Even more annoying is the fact that the new design forces users to tap a preview of the next person's Story before it is shown. This merger would permit users to share their stories on the applications like Twitter and Facebook .
The singer made the announcement via his official Instagram account, writing: "Got myself a fiance just before new year". Despite their different career paths, the pair came together in 2015 when they bumped into each other in a bar in NY .
Myanmar readies for returning Rohingyas
The government on Wednesday unveiled to the media, including NHK, a pre-fab immigration facility near its border with Bangladesh. It was not possible to independently verify the accounts as Myanmar has heavily restricted access to the area.
Candice Bergen to play Murphy Brown again on TV
CBS announced on Wednesday that Murphy Brown , its 1988-98 TV newsroom sitcom, was making its return to prime time. The multi-camera half-hour comedy earned 62 Emmy nominations during its initial 10 year run on CBS.
Rush hour commuters injured as Sydney train crashes into buffers
Fifteen people are injured - three seriously - following a collision near Sydney which left some passengers trapped in a carriage. A passenger train hit a barrier at Richmond Station after it failed to break on Monday morning, leaving about 16 people injured.
Government shutdown: How it affects Manhattan Project Park
Some parks are in winter season and see winter sports enthusiasts like snowmobilers, snowshoers, skiers and wildlife watchers. This stands in contrast to the last government shutdown in 2013, when gates were closed and people told to leave the park.
Snow to Start Sunday, Majority to Come Monday
The metro will see snow showers move in by daybreak Monday morning and cause slippery conditions for your morning commute. Snow will continue all day Sunday with snow totals on the warning map below taking most of the day to accumulate.