The rocket lifted off at about 7:21 p.m. local time, and landed about 12 minutes later after delivering its package to orbit.
It will be SpaceX's first time trying to land one of its reusable rockets on the West Coast.
"Sonic boom warning. This won't be subtle", SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday ahead of the launch.
In keeping with that vision, tonight marked the second flight for this particular Falcon 9 first stage, which also helped loft 10 Iridium Next commercial communications satellites from Vandenberg on July 25. Vandenberg has warned people in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties that they might hear multiple sonic booms as the Falcon 9's first stage touches down at the base's Landing Zone 4.
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Project xCloud announced by Microsoft
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