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Date: June 4, 2010
Window: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT (1500-1900 GMT)
Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida

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First Falcon 9 rocket blasts off
SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: June 5, 2010


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Sound-activated cameras around Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 capture the thunderous blastoff of the Falcon 9 rocket on its experimental first test flight.

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