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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launches for its fifth mission

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Monday, January 16, 2023: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has lifted off for its fifth mission in history from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday (Jan. 15), lofting into orbit a secret payload by the U.S. military.