UPDATED: SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center this evening, carrying a secretive U.S. government payload known as “Zuma” to low-Earth orbit.
Falcon 9 first stage has landed at Landing Zone 1. pic.twitter.com/679wN4F8kX
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 8, 2018
It was SpaceX’s third classified launch for the U.S. government, this one taking place under a deal with defense contractor Northrop Grumman. After the launch SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Watch the archived live stream from SpaceX below.