26 Dec '17, 10am

Rocket Lights Sky as it Carries Satellites from California

Rocket Lights Sky as it Carries Satellites from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base , carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing streak that was widely seen throughout Southern California and as far away as Phoenix. Calls came in to TV stations as far afield as San Diego, more than 200 miles south of the launch site. Cars stopped on freeways in Los Angeles so drivers and passengers could take pictures and video. The Los Angeles Fire Department issued an advisory that the "mysterious light in the sky" was from the rocket launch. Jimmy Golen, a sports writer for The Associated Press in Boston who was in Southern Califor...

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