SpaceX signs 1st customer for big Falcon Heavy rocket

HAWTHORNE, Calif.

It will be the first commercial launch with the Falcon Heavy. The rocket has more than twice the power of the Space Shuttle rocket. Only The Apollo-era Saturn V moon rocket produced more lift.

Last week, SpaceX used a Falcon 9 rocket to send its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.

SpaceX launched the cargo-carrying capsule atop its Falcon 9 rocket as a test run for NASA. The capsule successfully docked with the space station.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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