CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched a communications satellite into orbit after a two-day delay.READ MORE: Arlington Native Maren Morris Wins Female Artist Of The Year At ACM Awards
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an EchoStar satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 2 a.m. Thursday. The satellite was deployed into orbit high above Earth about 35 minutes later.READ MORE: Fort Worth Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Attempted Carjacking Suspect, Chief Says
The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was pushed back due to high winds in Florida.
This was the second SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. Last month’s space station resupply launch was the first from the pad since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. The pad was used to send Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon in 1969.MORE NEWS: Authorities: No One In Driver's Seat Of Tesla Before Crash That Killed 2 In Texas
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