SpaceX's Falcon Heavy successfully launched its first paid mission and sticked a triple rocket landing on April 11. (Photo Credit: SpaceX/Twitter) SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 11, launching its first operational mission and nailing a triple rocket landing more than a year after its demo flight. On Thursday, the giant rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A at 6:35 p.m. Approximately 34 minutes into the mission, the Falcon Heavy successfully deployed Arabsat-6A, a communications satellite that will provide internet services to people living in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

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