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SpaceX Rocket launch

SpaceX Rocket launch

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaked away Sunday from California, boosting an Argentine natural satellite into space. The rocket's previously flown first stage at that point flipped around and came back to the Vandenberg Air Force Base dispatch site, chalking up SpaceX's first West Coast landing. Landing Zone 4 The booster put on a spectacular show as it descended tail first toward Landing Zone 4 just a couple of hundred yards from the rocket's dispatch stand, conveying four legs and starting up one of its nine Merlin engines, seemingly at last, to slow down for touchdown in a billow of blazing exhaust. The descent was proclaimed in sensational fashion by uproarious sonic booms that thundered across Southern California as the rocket homed in on its arrival cushion. Such sights and...