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SPACEX FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH: WHAT HAPPENS IF IT FAILS?

SPACEX FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH: WHAT HAPPENS IF IT FAILS? On Tuesday, SpaceX will attempt to send its highly anticipated new rocket into orbit. There's a "good chance" it won't make it. At least, that's how Elon Musk -- the founder and CEO of the space start up -- put it when asked about the rocket, called Falcon Heavy, at a conference last year. "Real good chance that vehicle does not make it to orbit," was his uncharacteristically pessimistic response. Some industry experts agree. Paulo Lozano, a professor of astronautics at MIT, told CNNMoney that the Falcon Heavy -- which is poised to become the most powerful rocket in operation -- presents big challenges because of its design.    More



(Source: CNNMoney - Feb 5)

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