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Celebrities post photos of SpaceX launching 10 Iridium satellites from California

Steven Adams
| Friday, March 30, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
SpaceX launches 10 Iridium satellite from California, March 30, 2018.
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SpaceX launches 10 Iridium satellite from California, March 30, 2018.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

The rocket lifted off at 7:13 a.m. Friday and arced over the Pacific west of Los Angeles.

Television producer and former singer, actor Shaun Cassidy grabbed this shot while sipping his morning coffee:

The iconic Bo Derek was a little less focused this morning as she cuaght a glimpse of the launch:

A chef and restaurant owner caught the launch on video:

Views from today's rocket launch #spacex #falcon9 #rocketlaunch #explorelompoc

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Author Bri Bruce had a perspective that included the colors of the sunrise:

Others used words to express their awe:

SpaceX confirmed the satellites were deployed into low Earth orbit about an hour after liftoff.

The Falcon 9's first stage was previously launched on an Iridium mission last October and was recovered.

The payload is the fifth set of 10 new satellites launched for Iridium, which is replacing its entire global satellite network.

The $3 billion project is scheduled for completion this year, with a total of 75 new satellites in orbit.

Iridium, based in McLean, Virginia, provides mobile voice and data communications.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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