SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy from Cape Canaveral

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Thousands of people came to the coast Saturday to see the Falcon Heavy launch in person.Here in Central Florida, we’ve gotten used to the almost weekly launches of Space X’s Falcon 9 rockets, but Sunday’s launch of the Falcon Heavy was truly spectacular. Just before 6 p.m. Sunday night, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took to the skies thrilling tens of thousands of on-lookers who gathered along the Brevard County coast. “Unbelievable! I’ve never seen one before and that exceeded my expectations, off the charts. It was just beautiful,” said Pat Quinn, a launch viewer from Michigan. The Falcon Heavy, which is SpaceX’s most powerful rocket puts on quite a show. The crowd at Space View Park oohed and ahhed as the side boosters fell away from the rocket’s center core and reoriented themselves to slice back through the Earth’s atmosphere. The setting sun illuminated the entire launch creating a breathtaking display. “I saw the first Falcon Heavy and this was much better because (of) the whole jellyfish effect,” said RJ Bruneo, a launch viewer. “I just thought it was the most spectacular launch I’ve ever seen. I’ve only seen it on television,” said Marianne Vasievich, who is a teacher from Michigan. She’s excited to tell her students what it felt like to see the launch in person. “I’m so proud to be an American. Floridians greeted us and warmly accepted us and said, ‘Hey, come and share this moment with us,'” Vasievich said. The Falcon Heavy launch was a mission for the U.S. military as it carries a pair of communications satellites into orbit. It was originally scheduled for Saturday night but was delayed until Sunday and the crowd, many of whom came out two nights in a row, said it was worth the wait. “Did it meet your expectations? Was it what you hoped for?” WESH 2’s Amanda Dukes asked. “Oh absolutely. I work out at Cape Canaveral. I see these all the time. This was one of the most beautiful ones,” resident Jason Quiroga said. Other top headlines: Woman dead after domestic altercation in Orange County, deputies sayWoman celebrates 113th birthday in Volusia CountyMan killed, woman seriously injured in Orange County crash

Thousands of people came to the coast Saturday to see the Falcon Heavy launch in person.

Here in Central Florida, we’ve gotten used to the almost weekly launches of Space X’s Falcon 9 rockets, but Sunday’s launch of the Falcon Heavy was truly spectacular.

Just before 6 p.m. Sunday night, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took to the skies thrilling tens of thousands of on-lookers who gathered along the Brevard County coast.

“Unbelievable! I’ve never seen one before and that exceeded my expectations, off the charts. It was just beautiful,” said Pat Quinn, a launch viewer from Michigan.

The Falcon Heavy, which is SpaceX’s most powerful rocket puts on quite a show.

The crowd at Space View Park oohed and ahhed as the side boosters fell away from the rocket’s center core and reoriented themselves to slice back through the Earth’s atmosphere.

The setting sun illuminated the entire launch creating a breathtaking display.

“I saw the first Falcon Heavy and this was much better because (of) the whole jellyfish effect,” said RJ Bruneo, a launch viewer.

“I just thought it was the most spectacular launch I’ve ever seen. I’ve only seen it on television,” said Marianne Vasievich, who is a teacher from Michigan.

She’s excited to tell her students what it felt like to see the launch in person.

“I’m so proud to be an American. Floridians greeted us and warmly accepted us and said, ‘Hey, come and share this moment with us,'” Vasievich said.

The Falcon Heavy launch was a mission for the U.S. military as it carries a pair of communications satellites into orbit.

It was originally scheduled for Saturday night but was delayed until Sunday and the crowd, many of whom came out two nights in a row, said it was worth the wait.

“Did it meet your expectations? Was it what you hoped for?” WESH 2’s Amanda Dukes asked.

“Oh absolutely. I work out at Cape Canaveral. I see these all the time. This was one of the most beautiful ones,” resident Jason Quiroga said.

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