Countdown to Astronomy History Today!
If you or your patrons are astronomy fans, you may be interested in viewing the Falcon Heavy test flight this afternoon. Liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is currently scheduled for 3:05 pm, dependent on weather conditions in the upper atmosphere. SpaceX is live streaming the event at http://www.spacex.com/webcast. According to the SpaceX website, “When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.” Want to learn more about SpaceX and its founder, Elon Musk? Do you see the moon or Mars in your future?