Falcon Heavy, in a Roar of Thunder, Carries SpaceX’s Ambition Into Orbit 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Sign up for the Science Times newsletter and sync your calendar with the solar system. From the same pad where NASA launched rockets that carried astronauts to the moon, a big, new American rocket arced into space on Tuesday. But this time, NASA was not involved. The rocket, the Falcon Heavy, was built by SpaceX, the company founded and run by the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Source: The New York Times

It’s not official, but sources say the secretive Zuma satellite was lost

SpaceX, however, never officially confirmed mission success. On Monday, Ars began to hear discussion from sources that the mysterious Zuma spacecraft—the purpose of which was never specified, nor which US military or spy agency had backed it—may not have survived. According to one source, the payload fell back to Earth along with the spent upper stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.

Source: ARS Technica