SpaceX has postponed the launch of its newest mega rocket because of dangerously high wind.
The Falcon Heavy was poised to blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday night with a communication satellite. However, SpaceX chief Elon Musk claimed upper-level wind shear was extremely high.
SpaceX is going to try again Thursday evening. It will likely be just the second time a Falcon Heavy soars. Last year’s test flight put a sports car — Musk’s own Tesla convertible — into space. It’s generally still in orbit around the sun with a mannequin at the wheel.
The Falcon Heavy is one among the most powerful rocket being used today. SpaceX is going to try to land two of the first-stage boosters back at Cape Canaveral and the core booster on an ocean platform.