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Episode 16: The Falcon Heavy

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The Falcon Heavy on Launch Pad 39a, Kennedy Space Center

Today is launch day for a new space launch system – the Falcon Heavy – a rocket that may revolutionize spaceflight. If it flies, it will be the most powerful rocket in the world by a factor of two. It is also the first rocket of this size that will be reusable. 

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Eric Berger (left) with Elon Musk (right) 

Eric Berger talks about the Falcon Heavy – how it works, where its going, and what it’s good for. Berger is the senior space editor for Ars Technica. In addition to his work as a space journalist, he writes about meteorology. For his reporting on Hurricane Ike, Berger was named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 2009. His interview of Elon Musk – conducted this week at the Falcon Heavy launch site at the Kennedy Space Center – is currently up on the Ars Technica website

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