Transcript for SpaceX Successfully Launches 10 Satellites Into Space
We want to turn to the spacex mission. That eagerly awaited falcon 9 launch. The mission in the shadow of that recent failure. Today, a success. Here's ABC's Ron Claiborne. Reporter: With a thrust of rockets, a cloud of smoke and a sigh of relief. Spacex lifted off from the launch pad in southern California. Minutes later, the rocket separating, sending ten satellites into space. And right on schedule, returning to a landing pad floating in the pacific ocean. Everything going exactly as planned according to Elon Musk, founder of spacex, tweeting, mission looks good. All satellites deployed. It was the first launch since September with the rocket and satellite it was carrying were destroyed in a fiery explosion. The mishap blamed on a fuel tank problem. The year before, another accident forcing spacex to ground all of its rockets. That hasn't stopped musk who envisioned sending people to Mars. That could be as soon as 2024. As soon as we show that this is possible, and this dream is real, the support will snowball over time. Reporter: The program back on track, and that vision of dream or going to Mars years away. Next up, they plan to launch rockets twice a month for years to come. Expensive dream. Thanks, Ron. There is much more ahead on
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