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15/01/2017 8:08 AM AEDT

SpaceX Celebrates First Successful Rocket Launch After Explosion

SpaceX has launched its first rocket into space since an explosion rocked its operations last year.

The Elon Musk-backed firm’s Falcon 9 rocket ascended into the sky from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast.

In September, a mishap saw the firm’s launchpad engulfed by flames. A Falcon 9 rocket and its cargo were destroyed in the incident.

Stormy weather had delayed the latest launch by a week.

Watch the full video, above.