SpaceX's First Launch of 2023 Streaks Through Skies Above Melbourne, Florida

SpaceX carried out its first launch of 2023 on January 3, sending 114 spacecraft into orbit with the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The rocket’s booster returned to Earth and landed successfully, SpaceX said.

Video filmed by Jerry H Trachtman shows the rocket flying above Melbourne, Florida, around 25 miles south of Cape Canaveral. Credit: Jerry H. Trachtman via Storyful

Video transcript

- January 3, 2023, [INAUDIBLE] launch, rideshare mission. 114 payloads from multiple customers for SpaceX--

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- --into the blue, blue Florida sky. Southeast trajectory for this mission.

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- January 3, 2023, [INAUDIBLE] launch, rideshare mission. 114 payloads from multiple customers for SpaceX--

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- --into the blue, blue Florida sky. Southeast trajectory for this mission.

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