Watch SpaceX launch its Falcon 9 Rocket from Vandenberg AFB in California!
SpaceX will launch its Falcon 9 rocket from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California. The rocket will be carrying the Sentinel-6A satellite. The joint NASA/ESA satellite will collect data on sea level changes and atmospheric conditions to improve weather forecasts and climate models.
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00:00 - Intro
03:00 - Prelaunch Preview
11:00 - Q&A
24:30 - Flight Trajectory
34:13 - T - 1 Minute
35:13 - Lift Off!
37:37 - Stage Separation
43:00 - Landing Burn
44:53 - Q&A
1:10:18 - Moon Conspiracy Theory Debunking
1:14:30 - Q&A
1:35:25 - Payload Deployment
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  • Beta Dev
    Beta Dev

    Just came herr after SN8 i think kust a dragon and a falcon 9 is a good option becquse Starship is risky they need to re do it

  • PumpkinCakeYT

    I saw it!

  • Burt Curtis
    Burt Curtis

    I live near VAFB. And every time I see a rocket launch I just say “Vandenburg wakes up again.”

  • Experiment 101
    Experiment 101

    1:16:17 Iowa (edit: said Idaho instead)

  • Doug Ewald
    Doug Ewald

    Hey Tim, I was wondering while watching a Dragon capsule approach the ISS what are the contingencies if the nose cone didn't open? What could ISS do? I don't see a Canada Arm II grapple point. If the cone did open but docking failed, is there a grapple point on Dragon's docking mechanism? Could ISS astronauts EVA and manually grab? If so - then what? Can astronauts inside Dragon do anything? There are multitudes of questions surrounding these scenarios but you get the idea. Thanks buddy. Love your enthusiasm. Keep up the great work!!! It's highly appreciated and extremely educational.

  • qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon

    I cant believe I missed this, im only 50miles away, could have seen from backyard.

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiou

    Just amazing shots this time! Perfect weather. I only wish there was no loss of signal right at the touchdown.

  • Zach Poblete
    Zach Poblete

    Sick shots, but sadly only 720p. That first stage backflip would've been an awesome wallpaper.

  • yasio bolo
    yasio bolo


    • qopoy dnon
      qopoy dnon

      Wtf Tim!? To even point in the "ooh, this is a natural phenomenon, we just have to ride this one out" direction is fucked up!

  • MOS3

    Drove 3 hours up the coast to see this launch with my dad who had never seen a rocket launch irl before. (I hadn't either) The landing blew his mind, it was like he was a kid again.

    • asioe kiou
      asioe kiou


  • soiung toiue
    soiung toiue

    Hey folks! Just trying to gauge interest here - which of these Kill Counts are you MOST excited for and most likely to watch? Thanks!

  • Immortal Miku
    Immortal Miku

    Hey folks! Just trying to gauge interest here - which of these Kill Counts are you MOST excited for and most likely to watch? Thanks!

    • yasio bolo
      yasio bolo


  • Harry Shrager
    Harry Shrager

    I have a question: at the stage 1 separation, why does the Merlin Vacuum engine eject the ring at 37:48? What exactly does it do?

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml

    This is by far the best landing I've seen. I'm glad this is happening in my era. The grid fins were working over time... God Bless SpaceX

    • soiung toiue
      soiung toiue

      of some sort?

  • Guangneng Hu
    Guangneng Hu

    43:11 火箭返回回收

  • smichelsen

    It would have been a simple matter to compose a shot with the three commentators around their desk, AND the landing first stage. Why didn't they do that? As it was, the landing occurred apparently off-camera on the left.

  • Ashlie Nielson
    Ashlie Nielson


    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml

      I can't tell if people in the comments are real or not

  • GameStrum

    I was there it was pretty cool

  • 77gravity

    I just come here for the booster landings.

  • Mert Koçoğulları
    Mert Koçoğulları

    At 1:02:00/2:04:56 tim you should know about how these rockets are checked after they land for refurbishment. thinking NDT stands for a company made me giggle a bit, because it stands for non-destructive testing

  • Kenneth James
    Kenneth James

    This broadcast felt janky AF

  • Sinistav TnT
    Sinistav TnT

    You + Jessie 😇

  • timothy1949

    you not gonna talk about the china moon mission to return rocks samples from the moon?

  • Jesper Johansson
    Jesper Johansson

    Wtf Tim!? To even point in the "ooh, this is a natural phenomenon, we just have to ride this one out" direction is fucked up!

  • lisa edwards
    lisa edwards

    dont they see it going on right now and they staying up there they are crazy

  • lisa edwards
    lisa edwards

    it's going to be destory byy a meteor shower the spacex

  • I'm Commenting On Every Vid I See
    I'm Commenting On Every Vid I See


  • Ricks Gaming
    Ricks Gaming

    Absolutely amazing. What an amazing time to be alive.

  • Jonathan Cole
    Jonathan Cole

    The 2 views of the 2nd bell - one view looks to be showing a side increasingly hotter whilst the other colder. Is this because of which side is facing the sun or is this a video error of some sort?

  • --

    Cup noodles started after ww2 in Japan to provide very cheap food for the Japanese.

  • TheRolfano

    Hi from Batswana

  • Theo Kirkley
    Theo Kirkley

    I can't tell if people in the comments are real or not

  • scott taylor
    scott taylor

    Why do the second stage engine seam to pulse after ignition? You can see it from the on board cameras.

  • Toby White
    Toby White

    Another landing. Another issue with the video. Anyone have a video of a landing that doesn’t pause, freeze, go black at the last second?

    • Gene L
      Gene L

      I just the other day found out that they lose comm to the satellite because of the vibration at landing. That was why it happens with OCISLY anyway. I can guess there's huge vibration even on a pad on solid ground.

  • Konrad •
    Konrad •

    For what i received i passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures 1 Corinthians 15 3 PS: "according to the Scriptures" - what the Apostle means is that Lord Jesus fulfilled prophecy's of the Prophets of God in Old Testament. There are like hundreds of Prophecies that Lord Jesus fulfilled, just look it up bruhs and gurls. God is our Father. He is the best of Fathers, the most lovable and merciful of fathers. Read the whole uncensored Bible that is Catholic(The Original) and pray my friends. Wish you all well🙏amen🙏

    • Ren

      No thanks

  • Donnie BunkerBoi
    Donnie BunkerBoi

    I will rule in Mars too!!!


    One doesn't own emotion, and when one is owned by emotion, it's a reflection of one's belief that one owns them ❤️

  • Goldengurl85

    One of the coolest things I've seen. I live in souther California, drove to 2 hours to see it. Amazing.

  • Donald Zabel
    Donald Zabel

    Watching launches never get old, back in the day late 60's and early 70's I watched all the launches from NASA. I use to work for Bendix Field Engineer supporting NASA. I worked on Antennas that tracked launches around the world. Elon Musk is so smart Space-X. you did an excellent job in showing angles

  • David Maheu
    David Maheu

    Hi Tim. So I was able to see some outtakes from the moon landings that not many people see when I worked at NASA TV. They have mundane shots from the moon of cameras being adjusted and lenses being cleaned. There is footage that is overexposed, out of focus or too jittery to use. I always thought they should just release all that stuff to the public just to shut down the conspiracists.

  • Comment Thozhilali
    Comment Thozhilali

    Where is the timestamp guy??

    • Ren

      Everything is in the video desc lol

  • Ricky Crochet
    Ricky Crochet

    I LIVE IN TEXAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vedicastrol

    Can you please tell these "scientists" they are look like morons for wearing muzzles and using plastic partitions while tgey are sitting out on fresh air ??? Stupid

  • Space man
    Space man

    Does the second stage land?

    • Mark B
      Mark B

      No, but they de-orbit it and it burns up in the decent...usually over the Indian Ocean...that way it does not add to extra space debris.

  • Fernando Avendaño Arenas
    Fernando Avendaño Arenas

    I love you music theme. I love your channel thanks!

  • ai Spadez
    ai Spadez

    Falcon heavy is launching on the 30th from there

  • ai Spadez
    ai Spadez

    So awesome i live here so i watched and it was loud the sonic boom made my ears feelin cloudy for a couple hours

  • 1_2_Die

    Telemetry =) YEAH! Why not in the original SpaceX / NASA footage?

  • Neil Fordan
    Neil Fordan

    hahahaha we are now in a time where it is weird to have a new booster haha

  • Michael McNeil
    Michael McNeil

    I would probably watch these events if it wasn't for the narration. I just want to know what is due to happen and what is happening, not the aggravating clown in semipermanent contact with me and in my way.

  • Liam Orozco
    Liam Orozco

    Just amazing shots this time! Perfect weather. I only wish there was no loss of signal right at the touchdown.

  • Musikur

    55:00 They use inertial guidance, which are basically gyroscope which use angular torque to calculate deviation and accelerometers plus time. Its an expansion and highly accurate version of what is called dead reckoning, that is, if you know your starting position, your time, acceleration and deviation, you can calculate your position to a high degree of accuracy. Air liners also used it in the days before GPS, although those were obviously far less sophisticated and still relied some on manual interpretation by the crew

  • Stomp City
    Stomp City

    Just had a launch-gasm!

  • Paul Coady
    Paul Coady

    And the confusing part is what about that again?

  • burper2000000

    Omg you’re on TRENDING

  • olsonspeed

    Thanks for the ride, the telemetry video just keeps getting better with every launch.

  • rob wells
    rob wells

    👽 skip all ads go to the end then restart

  • Fall Front 21
    Fall Front 21

    Enslaving the planet, one satellite at a time👏

  • Joe Bloe
    Joe Bloe

    I'm soooooo glad my last name is not FRYLICK!!!

  • Joe Bloe
    Joe Bloe

    Everyday Astronut is soooooo FREAKIN ANNOYING!!!!!!

  • Nick Lewis
    Nick Lewis

    I got to see the launch this morning, just wow. First in person launch and definitely won’t be my last.

  • DinoCR

    Three legged landing!! Start at 43:30 and watch the left landing leg shudder when the engines shut down!!

  • Paul Anthony Donahue
    Paul Anthony Donahue

    I still don't know what I'm wearing to the living room for Thanksgiving... I might not go!

  • shatchett0

    Everyday douchebag nails it again

  • ByronBruce

    It always fails at the right moment

  • T-Virus Terrance
    T-Virus Terrance

    Hello, Humans. "The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought." -Edward Young TERRANCE OUT

  • SoullessMeatVehicle

    I cant believe I missed this, im only 50miles away, could have seen from backyard.

  • Jack Hoffman
    Jack Hoffman

    19:26....the ocean near VAFB was to the n the south some but this rocket went to the east....I watched it go inland.

    • Jack Hoffman
      Jack Hoffman

      Hmmm which is more truth...nasa...the us government...or this supposed person? Not my business regarding him....but I will find out about the others I just mentioned....or hopefully die trying. The truth maybe only me.

  • FR Rapp
    FR Rapp

    in the 80s my grandfather and i drove to Florida to watch a Shuttle launch "It was Great"will remember it always i have a photo of grandpa on the runway with his arm out "flying in for a landing" was really neat he grew up in the horse and buggy days and watched a shuttle launch !! ps drove from oklahoma in a van with a bad ignition module in it would get about 3 hours driving before it would shut down but had a great time anyway

  • RandomNewz Weather Service
    RandomNewz Weather Service

    Yay. On Trending!!!

  • Madhabi Sen
    Madhabi Sen

    Here we go

  • hypercoder

    loved the video, specially the narration and the telemetry for first stage. awesome job man!

  • John Wythe
    John Wythe

    Could a satellite be used to look for MH370 on the ocean floor?

  • John Wythe
    John Wythe

    If 0 degrees is straight east, and 90 degrees is straight north, then 66 degrees would still be prograde. or are my assumptions incorrect?

    • John Wythe
      John Wythe

      @Everyday Astronaut Yeah, everything indicates it is prograde orbit. I just can't figure out how they could launch to the south and get a prograde orbit of 66 degrees.

    • John Wythe
      John Wythe

      @Everyday Astronaut Looks to me like somebody got the 66 degrees wrong somewhere, or we don't understand the reference system used. looking at the launch and the tracking simulations, I would say it was 66 degrees SW which would make it 180+66=246 making it retrograde. That would confuse anyone trying determine prograde vs retrograde. One is telling you its retrograde, but the other is telling your prograde.

    • John Wythe
      John Wythe

      @Everyday Astronaut something seems off to me if 66 degrees North, wouldn't that mean it launched over land, even 66 degrees south would kind of put it over land as well.

    • John Wythe
      John Wythe

      @Everyday Astronaut Yeah sometimes my brain doesn't work right either when it gets tired.

    • Everyday Astronaut
      Everyday Astronaut

      You’re right. I wasn’t thinking about it correctly 🙈

  • Pinochet

    Can’t wait for the EDA x TSS music!

  • Great Okamonu
    Great Okamonu

    This is by far the best landing I've seen. I'm glad this is happening in my era. The grid fins were working over time... God Bless SpaceX

  • Great Okamonu
    Great Okamonu

    Lol...I can't believe He fell for that trick question @ 30:37 I was just watching him explain 0G and 5G reception in space

  • Joshua Tse
    Joshua Tse

    What a mess the broadcast was 😂😂 Happy to see Jessie get to see her first landing live in person :) Also thanks for showing the telemetry Tim

  • Jack Hoffman
    Jack Hoffman

    Moving to Brownsville till I probably will be working at Sx and live in Boca Chica area when they are “less concerned” about booms etc...maybe see “Tim” there to watch sn 8 hop in a week or so.. ...this was my first in person liftoff till booster landing. I was by the prison...dodging the prison guards......didn’t hear the boom of landing till at least a couple seconds after touching down. nice to know at least current outer space tech is on to becoming involved and seeing the truth out there on The moon & other places.

    • Jack Hoffman
      Jack Hoffman

      Ohh yea a few seconds after liftoff look in the hills by the prison for a grey hat/mask & shirt & tanish shorts & course grey heated socks..among the small crowd and guards trying to find me.

  • Tubluer

    That booster landed, shut down.... then it burped! Have not seen that before.

  • Mr.ToxicHOTDOG

    NOOOO! I slept through it! This is what I get for staying up all night :( Oh well, I’ll be here for Starlink tomorrow.

  • Jek

    SpaceX and NASA people are getting along so well in the past few days/missions. We can feel NASA employee excitement towards SpaceX.

  • trevor unswin
    trevor unswin

    Hi Tim longtime subscriber, love your deep dive videos , OLF Chanel is great too, keep the good works up, it really helps me, love light and balance &thanks Trevor

  • Farhan Syafiq Fadhillah
    Farhan Syafiq Fadhillah

    43:36 and Falcon 9 is landed on LZ4. Landing operator proceeded to 11.100 on recovery 2 Man I missed this line! Edited for the correct info

    • Daniel Saraolu
      Daniel Saraolu

      @Farhan Syafiq Fadhillah ok, thank you for the extra explanations

    • Farhan Syafiq Fadhillah
      Farhan Syafiq Fadhillah

      @Daniel Saraolu oh for technical term on my comments LZ4 : Landing Zone 4, pad where the rocket from SpaceX is landed on Vandenberg AFB. On the east coast, they have LZ1 and LZ2 (LZ2 only used for side booster landing)

    • Farhan Syafiq Fadhillah
      Farhan Syafiq Fadhillah

      @Daniel SaraoluI'm neither expert nor have any knowledge about this, as I'm commenting this purely a guess. But the phrase is, possibly, technical order for the landing operator to do rocket checking after it was landed, based on procedure (section) 11, point 100, section 2 The almost similar notes was used on vessel recovery (you may heard it clearly on Arabsat 6A center core landing). Please note that if the twin booster was landed, it'll sounded like this "Landing Zone, side booster has landed, recovery operator proceed to 11.100 section 4 and 5" Too much technical phrase here. CMIIW

    • Daniel Saraolu
      Daniel Saraolu

      Can you translate what is that mean Farhan? Thank you.

    • Arnold Sherrill
      Arnold Sherrill

      That should be the next t-shirt as a huge space nerd when I heard that I got tingles right after watching The Landing

  • Mariachee Bandidos
    Mariachee Bandidos


  • Terri Crowe
    Terri Crowe

    Love the norminal hat!

  • Joy L
    Joy L

    Doesn't extreme bright sunlight (such as in space) also damage camera/video sensors?

  • Joy L
    Joy L

    NASA broadcast was so incredibly messy it was hilarious.

    • Michael McNeil
      Michael McNeil

      There is a choice?

    • Michael Workman
      Michael Workman

      yeah I love it though it's got a certain charm when it's messy it's cute

  • Anhmh1

    i use to live there

  • Joy L
    Joy L

    1:26:00 lol - "if you are an expert at producing methane, dew it" that made me giggle

    • Joy L
      Joy L

      @Michael Workman glad I live in the EU. No way we would end up with such a dangerous chemical in a hand sanitizer.

    • Michael Workman
      Michael Workman

      "The agency has posted a do-not-use list of dangerous hand sanitizer products, which is being updated regularly. In most cases, methanol does not appear on the product label. However, methanol is not an acceptable ingredient in any drug, including hand sanitizer, even if methanol is listed as an ingredient on the product label. The FDA’s ongoing testing has found methanol contamination in hand sanitizer products ranging from 1% to 80%."

    • Michael Workman
      Michael Workman

      they weren't supposed to contain it, really.

    • Joy L
      Joy L

      @Michael Workman Methane and methanol are not the same thing. Anyways... I doubt legal hand sanitizer contains methanol. It is highly toxic to humans causing blindness at 10 mL ingestion and death at 100 mL. Human skin can absorb it. If you want to divert a large source of methane, think about cows. They generate a lot of it.

    • Michael Workman
      Michael Workman

      hey we found out recently some hand sanitizer contains methanol. so why not defer all that methanol to rocketry since it's no good for human skin?

  • Joy L
    Joy L

    Tim, don't waste streaming time on people who can get their own facts straight. This is referring to the superchat about your Electron stream.

  • speedsterwinston

    Any idea why spacex has removed the nice arcing timeline that they've used the last couple of years. Today's sentinal launch had no timeline and last week's Crew 1 launch had only two circular telemetries showing altitude and velocity. My kids love the arcing timeline and shout-out MECO and Max-Q!!

    • speedsterwinston

      @Anorax they used the arcing timeline for DM2 and it was a NASA mission

    • Anorax

      It was a NASA broadcast unfortunately.

  • Stradskie Gaming VLOG
    Stradskie Gaming VLOG

    Wow I can't imagine that it passes the speed of sound and seeing figures at thousands of kilometers per hour speed is really mid boggling yet looking at how it was ascending from the ground it looks slow. I was driving 100kph and feels like so fast already.

  • Stradskie Gaming VLOG
    Stradskie Gaming VLOG

    was this just today?

    • vegancam

      Happened 7 hours ago

  • Peter Dawes
    Peter Dawes

    I bet they're trying to find that Island in Lost.

  • Danny Czech
    Danny Czech

    1:22:19 IMHO flame diverter would be contra productive for Starship development. You need to acknowledge this is supposed to start from Mars, there will be no ramp, it will probably start from its legs standing on rocky ground. And Mars launch is another thing, I'd like to see how it will work. If there will be some habitat, how far it will need to be from Starship. I think I heard exclusion zone for Earth is supposed to be 30 km. How are they suppose to install pipes in order to fill it in with propelant if it will be produced by some previously delivered equipment. At this point I think most of ground equipment for Mars will need to be mobile.

  • Panthera

    So when are u going up in Space man?? Can't wait to seen that smile one day :D

    • Immortal Miku
      Immortal Miku

      in the 80s my grandfather and i drove to Florida to watch a Shuttle launch "It was Great"will remember it always i have a photo of grandpa on the runway with his arm out "flying in for a landing" was really neat he grew up in the horse and buggy days and watched a shuttle launch !! ps drove from oklahoma in a van with a bad ignition module in it would get about 3 hours driving before it would shut down but had a great time anyway

  • Joy L
    Joy L

    I love spaceflight because indeed it is pushing the limits of what is technologically achievable and manned spaceflight means going to the most hazardous environment possible and doing science there. If something goes wrong and safety measures fail, you're a goner and so is all of the expensive equipment.

  • Nick Aah
    Nick Aah

    41:06 Un Bruh Momento

  • Lou Hodo
    Lou Hodo

    Never gets old.

He Moved Out.