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-----------------------------------------This blog is to proliferate space travel and exploration to people the world over, in an attempt to inspire a sense of awe and wonder into mankind's greatest accomplishment - the exploration of the stars.---Currently at NASA HQ in Washington DC. I write the NASA History Facebook and Twitter posts.
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SpaceX successfully launched their first upgraded Falcon 9 rocket at 12pm EST (9am CST) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California today. Sporting an elongated first stage, the vehicle’s 9 Merlin D-1 engines are more efficient and arranged in what SpaceX calls an “Octaweb” pattern, versus the 3x3 grid-like pattern from before.

The rocket launched a Canadian space weather observation satellite, Cassiope.

Photos courtesy SpaceX and the LA Times.

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