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See it! Last night's SpaceX launch and landing

SpaceX executed a night launch and subsequent landing of its Falcon 9 rocket late Sunday – October 7, 2018 – from Vandenberg Air Force Base about 158 miles (254 km) north of Los Angeles, California. The lift-off came at its scheduled time of 7:21 p.m. ...

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Space.com

Spectacular SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights Up the Southern California Night Sky

Baldwin wasn't the only one to capture amazing views of SpaceX's launch. Here's a roundup of the most eye-popping images on Twitter posted shortly after the successful launch. The images are reminiscent of a dazzling SpaceX launch in December of 2017 ...

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CNN

SpaceX rocket launch captivates Californians as it lights up the evening sky

(CNN) Rocket launches are always guaranteed to make people look up to the sky in awe, but the latest SpaceX liftoff might have just raised the bar for a long time. Elon Musk's company on Sunday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket into the evening ...

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WIRED

SpaceX Sticks Its Landing after a Showy California Launch

Though SpaceX appears to have mastered the art of booster landing, each attempt still presents a challenge, especially when the landing pad is mere feet away from the launch pad. If something were to go awry, it could be a very bad day for SpaceX ...

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Quartz

SpaceX is launching an Argentine satellite today

SpaceX is set to launch its seventeenth mission of the year tonight to put an Argentine satellite into orbit. The satellite, called SAOCOM 1A, will be operated by Argentina's space agency, CONAE, and use radar sensors to track soil moisture and other ...

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MarketWatch

SpaceX rocket launch lights up California skies

Elon Musk's SpaceX pulled off the first West Coast launch and landing of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday night, lighting up the skies of California. The rocket, carrying an Argentinian satellite, blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, near ...

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Space.com

SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular ...

And, less than 8 minutes after liftoff, the booster's first stage came back to Earth for a pinpoint touchdown at SpaceX's Vandenberg landing zone, just a quarter-mile (400 meters) from its launch pad. [SpaceX's Epic Fly-Back Reusable Rocket Landings ...

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