A video animation of the latest rocket from Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting national attention.

The video, which depicts the first launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center later this year, has been on the CNN home page for several days. The YouTube version has been watched over 600,000 times.

The company said the rocket has the same power as 18 jumbo jets and will be able to lift over 50 tons into orbit.

The first launch is tentatively scheduled for the second half of 2015. Work on the launch pad in Florida began in November.

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