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(Video) SpaceX Rocket launch lights up the sky over the Victor Valley

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. ( — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched into orbit but not before lighting up the night sky and creating a spectacular show.

On Sunday, October 7 at 7:21 p.m. SpaceX successfully launched the SAOCOM 1A satellite at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after liftoff.

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage returned to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone back at the base. This was SpaceX’s first land landing on the West Coast.

The mission consisted of two identical satellites, SAOCOM 1A and 1B, each of which carries an L-Band SAR polarimetric instrument. The mission’s main purpose is to gather soil moisture information.

So to answer all the emails and messages we received – No it was not aliens, at least not this time.

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(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(Photo by Dallas Dunn)

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