Harrison Ford to fly in for SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – “Star Wars” star Harrison Ford will fly into the Space Coast today to watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch.
The 75-year-old actor best known as Han Solo in the “Star Wars” film series was the pilot of the Millennium Falcon. In a nod to “Star Wars,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the Falcon rockets are named after the iconic ship.
The launch window opens at 1:30. There is an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions.
Bill Nye the Science Guy will be the emcee.
Falcon Heavy sends a car to Mars https://t.co/Y7uBtU6Mt2
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 5, 2018
The first test flight of Falcon Heavy is targeted for Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 1:30 PM ET from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. https://t.co/jzv975xKB0 pic.twitter.com/yAVGdXJjEs
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 6, 2018