Social Media Lights up with SpaceX Satellite Launch

The primary purpose of the mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit.

  • Published 8 October 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Phoenix and Sacramento posted photos of the Falcon 9 rocket's launch and return on Sunday night. It was the first time SpaceX landed a first-stage booster back at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles.… Read at AP News