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Old 12-30-2017, 12:17 AM
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Default FH on Pad 39A! (links)

Hello All,

SpaceX has raised--and lowered--the first Falcon Heavy (FH) rocket at Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral! The exercise was conducted for vehicle/pad hardware fit-checking and strongback testing. Below are links to photographs and videos of the event (plus pictures of its unusual payload being prepared):

FH on the pad (photos): http://spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/2...for-first-time/

FH being raised (time-lapse video): http://spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/2...-goes-vertical/

FH being lowered, at night (time-lapse video): http://spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/2...unch-pad-debut/

FH's Tesla car payload being prepped for payload fairing encapsulation (photos): http://spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/2...-to-deep-space/

I hope this material will be useful (including for scale documentation).
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