NASA Launch Manager Gives ‘Go’ for Launch

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Psyche spacecraft onboard is ready for launch at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Psyche spacecraft onboard is ready for launch at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. Photo credit: NASA Television

The NASA launch manager, Tim Dunn, has just given NASA’s Psyche mission a “go” for launch! Mission and launch managers are counting down to the liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This will be the first interplanetary mission for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy. This is also the Falcon Heavy’s first science mission for NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at Kennedy. As for the rocket itself, this will be the first flight for the center core, and fourth flight of the side boosters. The first demonstration flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took place from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A on Feb. 6, 2018.

Launch is in less than a minute!