Beautiful! SpaceX Rocket Leaves Atmosphere in Stunning Flash Over California

Space X launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California and as its rocket was leaving Earth, it made sure to put on a show for everyone to see.

The rocket lit up the sky above California as it made its way to space, before a part of it successfully landed back on the West Coast for the first time ever.

The rocket created a spectacular view in the night sky. The mind-bending visuals (which you can see in the 4K video in this article) were created after the rocket climbed above the horizon, and into the sunlight before the main body (First Stage) of the rocket separated from the smaller rocket (Second Stage).

The rocket launch over the skies of LA. Photo credit: Twitter / @MayorOfLA
The rocket launch over the skies of LA. Photo credit: Twitter / @MayorOfLA

The First stage of the rocket eventually made its way back to Earth, and the second stage inside its booster rocket successfully propelling itself out of our planet’s atmosphere and into space.

The stunning colors were created when the rocket exhaust came into contact with sunlight. The stunning view was visible all the way from San Francisco, L.A., and even parts of Arizona.

SpaceX rocket carried an Argentinian Earth-observation satellite into orbit.

The SpaceX rocket created a stunning view above California. Image Credit: Visual Burrito / Youtube.
The SpaceX rocket created a stunning view above California. Image Credit: Visual Burrito / Youtube.

The satellite (Called SAOCOM 1A) is the first of two satellite from the Argentinan Space Agency, Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, which will eventually work in conjunction with a fleet of Italian Space Agency satellites.

SAOCOM 1A, which is short for Satelite Argentino de Observacion Con Microondas carries a high-resolution instrument called a synthetic aperture radar. Experts plan to use this instrument for emergency management during disasters and for land monitoring.

The second Argentinian satellite to launch will be the SAOCOM 1B.

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