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Rocket successfully boosts secret payload into space from Vandenberg Space Force Base

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Michael Peterson
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U.S. Space Force
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifts off from the Central Coast Sunday morning, carrying a secret payload.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Central Coast Sunday morning.

A rocket launched from the Central Coast successfully put a secret U.S. government payload into orbit.

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket into space from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 6:13 a.m. Sunday. Minutes later, the reusable SpaceX booster landed back at the base.

The launch had been originally planned for Friday morning, but was pushed back after some undisclosed technical delays.