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Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches Thursday from Vandenberg Space Force Base

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Posted at 6:29 AM, Oct 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-28 07:29:40-04

A Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

The rocket lifted off from the south base at 6:14 p.m. PT on Thursday. After climbing vertically for several seconds, the Falcon began a gradual turn, and headed south-southeast to parallel the coast as it climbed into orbit. The Falcon 9 will place several Starlink internet satellites into orbit.

People in very quiet locations in coastal Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties could hear a distant, muffled rumble from the launch several minutes after liftoff.

This article was written by Ashlee Owings for KSBY.