WATCH: SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket blasts off from Florida

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. Photo: REUTERS / Joe Skipper

CAPE CANAVERAL – A new SpaceX jumbo rocket in line to become the world's most powerful launch vehicle in operation blasted off from Florida on Tuesday in its debut test launch.

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The 23-story tall Falcon Heavy roared off its launch pad at 3:45 p.m. EST (2045 GMT) at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, from the same site used by NASA's towering Saturn 5 rockets to carry Apollo missions to the moon more than 40 years ago.



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