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Social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch

Phys.org - Mon 8 Oct 18

When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up.

Rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully

Phys.org - Mon 8 Oct 18

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried an Argentinian Earth-observation satellite into space Sunday and for the first time landed a first-stage booster back at its California launch site.

California love: SpaceX launches and lands its first rocket on the West Coast

Gizmag - Mon 8 Oct 18

In a few short years, SpaceX has turned rocket landings from extraordinary achievements into routine events (although, they are still kind of extraordinary). The company has today notched ...

Strange sights, sounds could herald California rocket return

Phys.org - Wed 3 Oct 18

The Air Force is warning residents on California's central coast to be prepared for unusual sights and sounds this weekend as SpaceX attempts its first return of a rocket to launch site on the ...

'Definitely Not Aliens': These Photos of SpaceX's Night Rocket Launch and Landing Are Amazing!

SPACE.com - Tue 9 Oct 18

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket spawned a gorgeous, glowing cloud shortly after lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California's Central Coast Sunday night (Oct. 7), wowing folks throughout ...

In Photos: SpaceX's Fantastic Nighttime Launch of SAOCOM-1 & Rocket Landing!

SPACE.com - Tue 9 Oct 18

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the SAOCOM-1A radar-imaging satellite on Oct. 7, 2018, creating a spectacular plume in the California sky. The rocket's first stage also pulled off a historic ...

‘Definitely Not Aliens’: SpaceX Launch Brings Dazzling Show to California Skies

KQED Science - Mon 8 Oct 18

A Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base delivered an Argentinian satellite into orbit — and fascinated evening sky-watchers through much of the state.

Video shows Elon Musk's Space X rocket leaving the atmosphere

Daily Mail - Mon 8 Oct 18

The stunning visuals were created when the Falcon 9 rocket rose above the horizon and into sunlight before the first stage - or main body of the rocket - separated from the smaller second ...

A rocket goes up, a rocket comes down. The photos are something else

Ars Technica - Mon 8 Oct 18

Skies at the notoriously fogged-in California launch site were clear.

SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

Geek.com - Mon 8 Oct 18

SpaceX on Sunday successfully launched its first West Coast satellite. The Falcon 9 rocket took off as scheduled at 7:21 p.m. PDT from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. About 12 minutes ...

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket lights up California sky

BBC Technology - Mon 8 Oct 18

Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Falcon 9 rocket took an Argentine satellite into orbit.

Spectacular SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights Up the Southern California Night Sky

SPACE.com - Mon 8 Oct 18

It was a night sky sight so dazzling, the mayor of Los Angeles told everyone not to worry about aliens: a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaking into the evening sky, leaving a brilliant glowing plume ...

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky - CNET

CNET - Sun 7 Oct 18

This marks the first time a rocket has ever been landed on the West Coast.

SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California

FOXNews - Sun 7 Oct 18

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on Sunday night carrying an Argentine satellite sparked some confusion on social media about a bright light traveling across the Southern California sky.

SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular Satellite Launch

SPACE.com - Sun 7 Oct 18

A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base tonight (Oct. 7), delivering an Argentine Earth-observation satellite to orbit. And that first ...

Watch SpaceX attempt its first West Coast ground landing of the Falcon 9

TechCrunch - Sun 7 Oct 18

In a little over an hour, SpaceX will be attempting the launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket and subsequently looking to pull off an upright landing on the California coast. This time will interestingly ...

Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

Engadget - Sun 7 Oct 18

SpaceX may be an old hand at rocket landings by this point, but there are still a few firsts left. The private spaceflight company is launching Argentina's SAOCOM 1A satellite ...

Watch SpaceX attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on the California coast for the first time

The Verge - Sun 7 Oct 18

This evening, SpaceX is set to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket from California, a flight that will be followed by one of the company’s signature rocket landings. But this time around, ...

SpaceX will attempt to make a historic West Coast landing Sunday night

Ars Technica - Sun 7 Oct 18

This will be SpaceX's 17th launch attempt this year.

Used SpaceX Rocket to Launch Satellite, Try Historic Landing Tonight: Watch Live

SPACE.com - Sun 7 Oct 18

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM-1A Earth-observation satellite for Argentina tonight (Oct. 7), and also aim for a historic first landing on California soil. Watch all the action ...

SpaceX preps light and sound show of a landing for California - CNET

CNET - Sat 6 Oct 18

Elon Musk and company will be bringing a Falcon 9 back to Earth in the Golden State for the first time.

SpaceX to Attempt 1st West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing on Sunday

Livescience - Sat 6 Oct 18

Smoke billowed around a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday, Oct. 2, as it briefly fired its engines during a preflight test from SLC-4E at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.

SpaceX to Attempt 1st West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing on Sunday , SPACE.com - Fri 5 Oct 18

US Air Force: Don't Worry About Those Weird Lights and Booms Sunday, It's Just a Space Ship

SPACE.com - Sat 6 Oct 18

SpaceX will attempt to launch and land a rocket on the West Coast Sunday, and the USAF wants Californians to know in advance so they won't worry.

US Air Force: Don't Worry About Those Weird Lights and Booms Sunday, It's Just a Space Ship, Livescience - Thu 4 Oct 18

Strange sights, sounds could herald California rocket...

Daily Mail - Wed 3 Oct 18

The 30th Space Wing says residents may see multiple engine burns by the first stage and there may be one or more sonic booms on Saturday.

SpaceX makes its first ground landing on the West Coast

Fastcompany Tech - Mon 8 Oct 18

The landing is a historic moment in SpaceX’s history, as all previous land landings have taken place on the East Coast in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This weekend company launched and landed ...

SpaceX Sticks Its Landing after a Showy California Launch

Wired Science - Mon 8 Oct 18

SpaceX's latest Falcon rocket launch tore across a perfectly clear night sky as it delivered a satellite into space and returned its booster to a new West Coast landing pad.

SpaceX Plans to Land Its First Rocket on California Soil

Wired Science - Fri 5 Oct 18

This Sunday, SpaceX intends to launch a Falcon 9, with a souped-up block 5 booster, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.