More Photos of SpaceX Falcon Heavy Maiden Launch and Landings

Maiden SpaceX
Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space
Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017.  Nose cone housing Starman seated in
Tesla Roadster is stenciled with Falcon Heavy logo.
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com
Ken Kremer 
—   SpaceUpClose.com  —   8 Feb 2018
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The maiden blastoff of the SpaceX Falcon
Heavy triple barreled behemoth certified the vehicle as the new “World’s Most Powerful
Rocket” currently in operation.
The
inaugural test flight of the triple stick Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off in
spectacular fashion from
historic pad 39A at NASA’s
Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. EST

(2045 GMT) on Feb. 6, 2018.
The 27 first stage Merlin 1D first stage engines ignited to
generate almost 5 million pounds of liftoff thrust.

27 Merlin 1D first stage
engine firing to propel debut SpaceX Falcon Heavy downrange to orbit after Feb.
6, 2018 launch from
Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com




Check out our gallery of additional photos of the launch and
twin landings of the side boosters back at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fl some eight minutes
after the Feb. 6 debut blastoff.




Launch of SpaceX Falcon
on debut test flight
from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on
Feb. 6, 2017.  
Credit: Ken
Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com






Check back as the gallery grows.



Read our detailed prelaunch
and launch stories. 
Maiden SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off from Launch
Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in
Florida on Feb. 6, 2017.  Credit: Ken
Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com

Watch
for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of Falcon Heavy, ULA and NASA and
space mission reports direct
from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. 
Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and
Planetary science and human spaceflight news: www.kenkremer.com
–www.spaceupclose
Maiden SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off from Launch Complex
39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017 with SpaceX CEO
Elon Musk’s Tesla sports car as the payload bound for Mars and beyond. 
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com

SpaceX Falcon Heavy
streaks to orbit after liftoff from
Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s
Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017. 
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com


SpaceX Falcon Heavy
streaks to orbit after liftoff from
Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s
Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017. 
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com



SpaceX Falcon Heavy
streaks to orbit after liftoff from
Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s
Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017. 
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com



In flight separation of both side mounted
booster from the center core of SpaceX Falcon Heavy
after liftoff from Launch
Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017. 
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com
In flight separation of both side mounted
booster from the center core of SpaceX Falcon Heavy
after liftoff from Launch
Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017. 
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com

Twin side cores ignite engines during entry
burn
after SpaceX Falcon
Heavy liftoff from
Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb.
6, 2017. 
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com

Descent of the two recycled SpaceX Falcon Heavy side mounted boosters towards Landing
Zones 1 and 2 eight minutes after maiden liftoff
from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2018. 
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com

The two recycled SpaceX Falcon Heavy side boosters landed nearly simultaneously,
and side by side, on Feb. 6, eight minutes after maiden liftoff
from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in
Florida
on Feb. 6,
2018. 
Credit: Ken
Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com
Ken Kremer

Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.