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SpaceX booster makes landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base

There was a show in the sky Sunday night in Santa Barbara County that could be seen all the way in Northern California.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage booster landed back at Vandenberg Air Force Base after carrying an Argentinian satellite into space.

With the landing, SpaceX sent a first-stage booster back to the West Coast base for the first time.

Viewers from Modesto to Roseville to Granite Bay and Sacramento reported seeing the show.

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The satellite is the first of two for Argentina’s space agency. It carries a high-resolution instrument called a synthetic aperture radar that will be used for emergency management and land monitoring.

— The Associated Press contributed reporting to this story.

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