'We estimate it will be in that orbit for several hundred million years, maybe in excess of a billion years. That's three years after the late rocker penned "Ground Control to Major Tom" for "Space Oddity".
Elon Musk's is scheduled for launch on February 6, and the entire space industry is watching with anticipation.
Regardless of its test flight status, the launch has generated a media buzz and crowds that haven't been seen at the Cape since the Shuttle program ended in 2011. Huge crowds are expected for the afternoon launch from Kennedy Space Center.
The entrepreneur, who made his seminal fortune as one of the four men behind PayPal, has been aggressive about pursuing new forms of transportation here and in outer space. Additionally, the Red Planet is the place where the controls of the Falcon Heavy are set for.
"No company has ever launched a private payload beyond geostationary orbit before", Berger said, referring to an orbit roughly 22,500 miles above Earth.
"NASA may decide to use it (the Falcon Heavy) as a way of fast-tracking its plans to get to the Moon and Mars", Erik Seedhouse, assistant professor of applied aviation sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, told Agence France-Presse.
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The next most powerful rocket, the Delta IV Heavy, can put about half as much in orbit for four times the price.
The head of key unions at Space Florida, Dale Ketcham said that it has been some time since he's seen such an energy from the group. The scale of these satellites is limited by current rocket performance. A single engine propels stage two into orbit.
Officials from Blue Origin and OneWeb declined to comment for this report. Amazon's Jeff Bezos, the force behind Blue Origin, offered Musk "best of luck" Monday. That powerful launcher is on track to start flying in the 2020s, company representatives have said.
Navy Lt. Phillip Chitty, a SOCom spokesman, said the command will consider all options for satellite launches, including commercial companies.
If you have space-obsessed friends, you might have heard the words "Falcon Heavy" used a lot lately. Informing more about the heavy rocket, this is created to carry more than twice the lifting capacity of any existing launcher. They make minute movements to help steer the rocket towards the landing pad - a bit like how skydivers can change direction with little gestures of their hands.
Still, the Sunshine State is up to the challenge, Ketcham said.
And Musk has thrown in a branding stunt with this launch.
Speaking at the World Government Summit Mr Musk said: "They're probably already observing us, that would seem quite likely, and we're just not smart enough to realise it". An explosion would damage the launch centers pad, delaying another flight for at least eight months. That system was unveiled by Musk at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico in September 2016 and updated at the same conference a year later in Australia.
Prithvi Shaw captained India had faced Australia at the start of the tournament and had emerged triumphant by 100 runs. The captain of the Under-19 squad, Prithvi Shaw is considered the next big thing in Indian cricket.
Halep will try and play more aggressive whilst Wozniacki will keep chasing down balls and will look to keep errors to a minimum. The win returned Wozniacki to the No. 1 ranking, six years after losing it at the 2012 Australian Open .
While Bettman trumpeted the ability to "share NHL hockey with our fans overseas" he seemed nonplussed about skipping the Olympics. Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon are eight and nine points back of Nikita Kucherov, respectively, for the overall scoring lead.
Things might have been different had Berdych converted his fine start into the opening set, as he probably should have. The crunch seemed to come in the third game, when a forehand error from Berdych gave Federer the break for 2-1.
He completed 47 of 87 passes for 439 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions, producing a 77.7 passer rating and a 27.8 QBR. The matchups, whether they are individual, position groups, units or coaching , should get plenty of attention.
You need to be sure or leave it but he obviously wanted to be the middle of interest, now he is, I can not change that. The Kop exploded in fury but Kane stayed calm and made no mistake the second time, beating Karius comfortably.
We were first for a few weeks and then we were always second, I don't remember us being fourth, fifth or sixth. You can not deny and everyone knows here in England how complicated it is playing at Burnley .
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Tiger Woods was everywhere but the fairway and putted for birdie on only half of his holes. His play from tee to green may have been "gross" (Woods' word ), but it was also tidy.
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Ajinkya Rahane, who was not included in the playing XI in the last two tests, returned to the side along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar . Prior to that occurring, South Africa were set a target of 241 to win, but lost opener Aiden Markram early on in their chase.
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