Motherboard staff writer Daniel Oberhaus was at Cape Canaveral today for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test flight. He's been sending us back photos from the scene of the long-awaited maiden voyage of the world's most powerful rocket. His full report is available here, but for now, check out what's been happening on the ground.
The Falcon Heavy on the launch pad the day before the launch. Image: Daniel Oberhaus
The Falcon Heavy has 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff. That's equivalent to 18 Boeing 747s with their engines at full throttle. Image: Daniel Oberhaus
Elon Musk at a post-launch press conference.
The Falcon Heavy the day before the launch. It is 230 feet tall.