Blast Off!

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., also known as SpaceX, launched a satellite on Monday using its Falcon 1 rocket.  SpaceX is a private spaceflight company and this launch marked its first successful commercial launch.  The satellite launched was the RazakSAT.  THe RazakSAT is designed to take high-res images of Malaysia for land management and conservation purposes.

Here is some interesting footage of the launch:

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