SpaceX rocket launch catches attention of Hampton Roads residents

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Several Hampton Roads residents woke up to quite a sight Sunday morning.

Daylight saving time provided just enough coverage for local residents to get a glimpse of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch Sunday.

Due to the time switch, Hampton Roads had an extra hour before sunrise at 7 a.m. which brought out a quick, yet beautiful sight of the rocket launched all the way from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Local residents quickly shared images and videos of the rocket launch on social media.

According to the website Space.com, the rocket is carrying a batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites that will be launched into orbit. The two-stage launcher blasted off from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 6:01 a.m. EDT.

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