SpaceX Delays A Key Falcon Heavy First; Next-Gen Falcon 9 To Launch

SpaceX has pushed back the first flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket for a paying customer by several months to October but is scheduled to launch an updated Falcon 9 Thursday afternoon.


The Falcon Heavy had its maiden flight in February, sending up a Telsa (TSLA) Roadster and demonstrating a new maneuver for the Air Force that showed the rocket can directly insert a payload into its final orbit.

SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said before the launch that a successful test flight...

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