BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX officials said all systems are good for a planned Falcon Heavy rocket launch after lightning struck its launch pad in Florida.
SpaceX shared an image showing lightning striking on the tower at Launch Complex 39-A.
Officials said the lightning strike happened Thursday night as storms also brought hail and tornado warnings to the area.
SpaceX said crews performed additional checkouts of Falcon Heavy, the payloads, and ground support equipment.
Officials confirmed that SpaceX is still “go” for the launch of Falcon Heavy.
However, the weather is only 30% favorable for liftoff.
Channel 9 will continue to monitor the planned Falcon Heavy rocket launch and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.
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