SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellites From Vandenberg, Lands Booster

Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched another mission into space, sending a package of Iridium communications satellites into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning at 5:37 a.m. PDT, in a launch which was visible from many parts of Southern California. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a droneship, "Just Read the Instructions", in the Pacific. Image: A photo of the SpaceX launch just after first stage separation, taken from Ventura County.