PHOTOS: SpaceX launches top-secret satellite
SpaceX’s first launch of 2018 – a secret satellite codenamed Zuma – lit up the Florida sky.
The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off January 7 with a brilliant flame visible for hundreds of miles. Just over two minutes later, the first stage separated and began its pre-landing braking burn while the second stage accelerated towards orbit.
For a few moments, the dueling rockets’ exhaust flows interacted in the upper atmosphere
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