With Successful Debut, SpaceX Falcon Heavy Becomes Heir To Saturn V

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On Feb. 6, Elon Musk’s SpaceX demonstrated a viable successor to the mighty Saturn V rocket, which flew 13 times between 1967 and '73—shouldering the space transportation needs of a nation embroiled in a Cold War with the Soviet Union by launching a dozen missions for the Apollo Moon program and...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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