SpaceX confirmed rocket undamaged after lightning strikes Falcon Heavy launchpad in Florida

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.

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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.

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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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