SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Launches Iridium-4 on Friday (Dec. 22, 2017)
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Wow! On Friday (Dec. 22, 2017) night, at Vandenberg Air Force Base north of Los Angeles in California, 5:27:23 p.m. PST (8:27:23 p.m. EST/0127 GMT), just 30 minutes after sunset, the Space X Falcon 9 rocket launched into space, carrying 10 Iridium Next communications satellites into orbit. It lit up the evening sky over Southern California, leaving an ethereal glow in its wake as Falcon 9 soared into orbit. The mission was a success, with all 10 satellites reaching their intended orbits.
To understand more about the design of Falcon 9, please click HERE.
Below, is a video of Space X Falcon 9 launches Iridium-4 mission, 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in CA, on Dec. 22, 2017, 17:27:23 PST (or 8:27:23 EST):
Falcon 9 rocket launch providing spectacular view in Bakersfield, below:
In case you’re interested, here is a video on “How a Rocket Works/Earth to Space e.g. SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon“, below:
Another video, “How A Rocket Works?”, below:
Now, “It’s Rocket Science! With Professor Chris Bishop,” below:
Below, “Space rockets launched from yesterday to today and their landings”:
Keep in mind that the first manned mission for SpaceX is slated for late 2018 using Falcon Heavy. Two paying customers will experience a trip of their lifetime!
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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