Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

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Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

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Media captionLive: Falcon Heavy rocket launchElon Musk has just launched his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The mammoth vehicle – the most powerful since the shuttle system – lifted clear of its pad without incident to soar high over the Atlantic Ocean.It was billed as a risky test flight in advance of the lift-off.The SpaceX CEO said the challenges of developing the new rocket meant the chances of a successful first outing might be only 50-50.

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