The massive booster is carrying a Saudi telecommunications satellite into orbit.
Aurora Borealis and SpeceX light up night skies
The first flights to the International Space Station from the U.S. are due to take off in 2019 using commercially-funded craft built by SpaceX and Boeing
An updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, tailored for eventual crewed missions for NASA, made its debut launch on Friday from Florida's Cape Canaveral carrying a communications satellite for Bangladesh into orbit.
Elon Musk is over the moon, and his Tesla is on course for the sun, after the Falcon Heavy became the world's most powerful rocket.