SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Did you see flashing streaks of light in the sky Sunday night? No, it was not a UFO.
SpaceX relaunched its Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Santa Barbara, around 7:21 p.m.
The rocket is the same craft which drew the attention of San Diegans after its fourth launch in December 2017.
This time, the Falcon 9 delivered an Argentinian satellite, SAOCOM 1A, into space and then re-entered the atmosphere for a return to Vandenberg AFB.
The $600 million satellite delivered radar imagery which can help emergency responders of environmental disasters.
Just after midnight, SpaceX said the Falcon 9 safely and successfully touched down for its first West Coast land landing.
Falcon 9's first West Coast land landing pic.twitter.com/zObJgzLI0C
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 8, 2018
It was the first landing attempt on the ground at Vandenberg AFB, with previous landings occurring on company-owned drone ships.