Photos posted by SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk then showed the new rocket inside its Florida hangar.
The Falcon Heavy is one of the most anticipated launches in recent history and the Kennedy Space Center near Titusville wants you to experience the "thrilling sights, sounds and sensations of this historic launch". According to SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy could carry over 37,000 pounds to Mars.
When it launches, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in operation with 5 million pounds of thrust, but not the most powerful rocket ever. Musk, who also heads other ground-breaking companies like The Boring Company and Tesla, announced previous year that the Falcon Heavy will first take to the skies carrying a very important payload: his prototype Tesla Roadster. That's three times as many engines as are on SpaceX's current workhorse rocket, the Falcon 9. He heads up the Tesla electric auto company, as well as SpaceX and several other companies.
The cargo on board for this mission is a cherry red original model Tesla Roadster - and if things go very well, it'll be put into a long looping Mars orbit, a nod to everything Musk's ventures have accomplished thus far, and also what they hope to achieve in the future. He laid out the jaw-dropping plan in a series of tweets earlier this month.
The Falcon Heavy can carry one of the largest payloads in the history of space travel. Musk said in July that developing the new rocket has proven more challenging than expected.
The actual launch of the Falcon Heavy is sure to be stunning.