SpaceX has completed the first static fire test of the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. The company plans to launch Falcon Heavy on February 6. When operational, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.
Ben has worked as a journalist and editor, covering almost all aspects of technology, engineering and industry for the last 20 years. Initially writing about subjects from nuclear submarines to autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies, he was editor of a leading UK-based engineering magazine before eventually becoming editor of Aerospace Testing in 2017.