The company’s Falcon 9 rockets have made a few more spaceflight history, including launching the first humans to the International Space Station on Tuesday.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk made history with the rocket’s launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
It was the first successful flight from Vandegrift in over a decade.
After the launch, Musk tweeted a photo of himself and his wife on the launchpad, the SpaceX logo and the Falcon logo.
This was the very first time we launched the Spacecraft, I think we’re the first human in history to orbit the Earth, and I have a picture of me and my wife standing on the pad.
And what a launch.
In the video below, Musk is seen taking a selfie with his wife and a NASA astronaut.
He later tweeted a picture with a picture from the mission.
We’re going to take a closer look at the SpaceX Falcon 9 mission later today.
The company says that this was the company’s fifth Falcon 9 launch, and its first from Vandenburg AFB.
“This was an incredible day for SpaceX and for all of us at the company,” Musk said.
Musk tweeted the photo, which he later deleted, and posted an explanation.
“My wife and I were just at the launch pad in the heart of the Space City of Houston to celebrate the launch,” he wrote.
“The flight was an amazing day for our company.
I am very grateful for the tremendous support we have received from our colleagues and our customers, and the overwhelming amount of positive publicity that has followed our launch.”
He later added, “This is the very best day of my life.”
SpaceX has been working on its rocket for nearly five years.
The company plans to send two more astronauts to the space station by the end of 2020.
SpaceX said it has signed a contract with the United States Air Force for the launch.
SpaceX will use the rocket for a variety of missions, including space tourism.
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