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A rocket launch at sunset lights up the sky of southern Utah

A rocket launch at sunset lights up the sky of southern Utah
A Falcon 9 rocket launch from California carrying a constellation of 20 Starlink satellites was seen above homes and the Red Cliffs Utah Temple in St. George on Monday.

A Falcon 9 rocket launch from California carrying a constellation of 20 Starlink satellites was seen above homes and the Red Cliffs Utah Temple in St. George on Monday. (Photo courtesy of St. George News)

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street. GEORGE — With its reuse, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch from the West Coast may seem routine, but it still raises questions: What is it? Reaction as it streaks across the sky of southern Utah.

That was the case Monday night, as a rocket carrying a new batch of satellite internet satellites for Starlink, which Elon Musk owns like SpaceX, was launched from California Space Force Base Vandenberg near Santa Barbara, California, at 8:28 p.m. America. .

Like other recent Falcon 9 launches on a southeast trajectory from Vandenberg near Santa Barbara, California, the launch was not only visible to those in Southern California, but also in southern Utah, Nevada and Arizona.

The eagle-eyed locals actually had two space pleasures. At the moment the launch took place in California, the International Space Station could be seen sailing directly overhead according to NASA data.

Read the full article and see the photo gallery In St. George News.

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