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- SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes to finally launch Falcon Heavy— the most powerful rocket the company has ever built — this afternoon.
- The rocket is vertical on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where Business Insider is on the ground.
- The launch was initially scheduled to happen at 1:30 p.m. ET, but the time has been pushed back to 3:45 p.m.
- Check back here for updates as the event progresses.
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