SpaceX’s Elon Musk: A lot of things can go wrong with future Falcon Heavy launch


Hawthorne, Calif.-based rocket company SpaceX has a lot riding on its largest rocket ever when it blasts off from Cape Canaveral launch complex 39-A in November.

SpaceX’s ability to prove the flight of its Falcon Heavy — a space vehicle equipped with three boosters and twice the thrust of the next-largest rocket currently flying — would help the private commercial company land even more contracts from NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense. That, in turn, would add even more competition for United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Corp. and The Boeing Co.