Falcon Heavy rocket launched from Florida, its first for the US military, with the boosters landing successfully, but the centre core crash landing into the sea.
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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, ignition.
Vehicle's pitching downrange.
T plus 25 seconds into flight under the thrust of over five million pounds. Falcon Heavy is headed to space. We're getting ready to throttle down.
Booster separation confirmed.
Oh, we've got cheering in the background. It's going on midnight but a lot of people here at SpaceX.
Side boosters have separated. They're getting ready for their burn back to Cape Canaveral. You can see on the left and the right views, the side boosters have ignited.
The centre core continues under full power. Everything looking good. We have shutdown on the centre core.
Stage separation confirmed.
We have successful separation and ignition. We're coming up on shutdown of the two side boosters.
Side boosters boost back shutdown.
And we've heard the call outside. Booster boost back shutdown. The centre core, you can see, is not doing a boost back. It's headed downrange to the drone ship. Here comes fairing separation.
Booster downrange crossrange
Fairing separation confirmed.
We have confirmation of the payload fairing separation.