SpaceX launches Falcon rocket
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA — Private space flight company SpaceX successfully launched an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday in California.
The vehicle placed a Canadian science satellite into orbit, as well as several smaller payloads.
The new version of the Falcon 9 boasts several changes aimed at boosting performance, including more powerful engines and larger propellant tanks.
Last year, the Falcon 9 was the first commercial rocket to successfully deliver an unmanned space capsule to the International Space Station.