A privately developed rocket is now orbiting the Earth.
Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 1 launched into orbit at 4:15 p.m. PDT Sunday from Omelek Island, which is in the Kwajalein Atoll, about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii. Just over nine minutes later, the Falcon 1 reached orbit, the company said.
Elon Musk, the company's founder and CEO, called the launch a "great day for SpaceX."
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