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SpaceX Falcon Liftoff

Falcon Liftoff

Falcon Liftoff -- The launch pad is out of sight, behind some hills for this publicly accessible location. Our viewing location was to the northeast of the launch pad, about 3 miles away. The rocket was launched to the south for a polar insertion of its payload. This is typical for orbital launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base.