Spacex Lights Up The Sky


If you looked up into the sky at on Oct. 7 at 7:21pm, you witnessed history being made here on the Central Coast.

SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket topped by Argentina’s SAOCOM-1A satellite and landed its Falcon 9 booster back on the landing pad at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, the first-ever West Coast landing for the rocket.

Hundreds of people watched from their yards and the beaches of the South County to witness this historic event.  For those of us who were on the beach, it sounded like a fireworks display with “oohs’ and “aahs,” cheers and shouts of delight and amazement at the launch, the separation which caused a spectacular light show and then the rocket coming back down to earth.


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