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Rocket Launch From Santa Barbara County Creates Show Visible For Hundreds Of Miles

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(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
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SpaceX rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base as seen from Carpinteria

It was a spectacular launch from the Central Coast which lit up the Southern California skies.

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying communication satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base just before 5:30 Friday night created a huge buzz on social media. It created a gigantic streak in the sky which could be seen for hundreds of miles.

SpaceX officials say the launch went well, and the ten small communications satellites being carried by the rocket were successfully deployed into orbit.

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