Closed Mar 01, 2017 06:00PM UTC (23 days ago)

Will SpaceX launch the Falcon Heavy rocket into low earth orbit before 1 March 2017?

This question was closed on "No" with an end date of 28 February 2017.

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The new Falcon Heavy space launch vehicle is a heavy-lift version of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and is crucial for achieving the company’s goal of sending a cargo capsule to Mars in 2018 (The Verge 1, 2). The initial launch, originally scheduled for summer 2016, has been pushed back to December 2016 (Spaceflight 101). For more information on low earth orbit see: Wikipedia, Wired.

Clarification Issued 6/22/2016: Falcon Heavy reaching an LEO altitude will resolve this as "yes".

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