Cape Canaveral, FL
After almost a week of delays SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a commercial communication satellite and put it into orbit Tuesday evening.
The launch had a significant meaning for SpaceX as it was their first launch for a commercial company.
SES partnered with SpaceX to launch the SES-8 communication satellite that will provide service to Asia.
Up until Tuesday all of SpaceX’s business was with the government sending unmanned vessels to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.