WOW! Great launch and as always great video from SpaceX. Congratulations!
18:30 UTC / 13:30 EST from Kennedy Space Center.
20:30 UTC / 15:30 EST, 20:45 UTC / 15:45 EST delay due to upper level winds. Everything else looks fine.
The payload? Not just dead weight as is usually the case, no this time the payload is the CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk’s midnight-cherry Tesla Roadster.
Heavy’s second stage will attempt to place the Roadster into a precessing Earth-Mars elliptical orbit around the sun.
The Falcon Heavy is reported to have twice the payload capacity of the Delta IV at one-third the cost.
If the launch does not go off today the alternate date is tomorrow, same time.