A Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base.
The rocket lifted off from the south base at 6:14 p.m. PT on Thursday. After climbing vertically for several seconds, the Falcon began a gradual turn, and headed south-southeast to parallel the coast as it climbed into orbit. The Falcon 9 will place several Starlink internet satellites into orbit.
People in very quiet locations in coastal Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties could hear a distant, muffled rumble from the launch several minutes after liftoff.
This article was written by Ashlee Owings for KSBY.