SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket Takes Off

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SpaceX made history Tuesday afternoon by launching its first Falcon Heavy-and Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster-into space, ushering in a new era for the aerospace company.

At 3:45 pm EDT, and with just 15 minutes left in today’s launch window, the Falcon Heavy thundered upwards from launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, leaving a billowing trail of smoke behind it.

More to come as this is a developing story.