Brevard County

WATCH: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The rocket blasted off at 2:59 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40, carrying 60 Starlink satellites aboard.

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After the launch, SpaceX landed the rocket’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

See video of the launch below:

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See photos from a previous SpaceX launch below:

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.