SpaceX Falcon 9 marked a new milestone by becoming the company’s first to take off and land on the US west coast. The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, chose humor to reassure the residents of California who flooded the social networks with images of some spectacular lights that were seen in the sky last Sunday.
The Last SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Left Spectacular Lights In The Sky
Responsible for this show was the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which marked a new milestone by becoming the company’s first to take off and land in the territory of the west coast of the United States. Until now, all landings of the company founded by Elon Musk had taken place on Florida’s Cape Canaveral or offshore platforms.
“Crazy and beautiful” or “just science” were some of the phrases that social networks’ users chose to describe what they saw and that many compared to a science fiction movie.
The Falcon 9 rocket took off from California’s Vandenberg base at 07:21 PM, local time, on Sunday. Just eight minutes later, the first (and reusable) part of the rocket returned to the facility, landing successfully.
SpaceX Falcon 9 Mission Was To Launch SAOCOM 1A An Argentine Satellite
The recent successful landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable parts on California’s Vandenberg base can help SpaceX in its attempt to save costs and develop reusable rockets.
The rocket successfully positioned the SAOCOM 1A Argentine satellite that will be used to capture information that will help prevent natural disasters, produce crop disease risk maps, and monitor soil moisture levels.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is working on the development of reusable rockets to save costs and attract investors. The success of this mission is a further step in that direction, as successful landings of the reusable parts of Falcon 9 rocket considerably reduce post-launch processes.
SpaceX also posted a video recap of the Falcon 9 rocket launch on the company’s official Twitter account.