SpaceX finds enough clearance in clouds to launch rocket from Florida
The Transporter-4 mission will carry a variety of spacecraft to outer space
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Skies cleared just enough for SpaceX to launch a Falcon 9 rocket into space on Friday afternoon carrying a variety of spacecrafts for both commercial and governmental needs.
The launch happened around 12:24 p.m. despite meteorologists giving the attempt a 70 percent chance of being impacted by weather, a day before the launch.
A stalled front is helping to trigger numerous scattered showers and thunderstorms for Florida’s Space Coast, which complicated the forecast for Friday's attempt.
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Once in space, the rocket is expected to release dozens of satellites as part of the Transporter-4 mission.
SpaceX also successfully landed a booster from the rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Florida's Space Coast will be busy during April with several planned rocket launches.