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Incredible photos capture SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket piercing the fog during its successful launch - Business Insider India

The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 7:17 am PST, piercing through the clouds after a foggy launch.

The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 7:17 am PST, piercing through the clouds after a foggy launch.

SOURCE: CBS News

The satellites were deployed approximately 54 minutes after liftoff.

The satellites were deployed approximately 54 minutes after liftoff.

SOURCE: SpaceX

The Falcon 9 rocket is a two-stage rocket — the second stage heads into orbit and the first stage comes back to Earth.

The Falcon 9 rocket is a two-stage rocket — the second stage heads into orbit and the first stage comes back to Earth.

SOURCE: SpaceX

The first-stage landing occurred approximately eight minutes after liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket.

The first-stage landing occurred approximately eight minutes after liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket.

SOURCE: SpaceX

The first stage successfully landed in SpaceX's launchpad at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The first stage successfully landed in SpaceX's launchpad at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Watch the broadcast of the launch here: