SpaceX Rocket Launched

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- The third time is the charm for the launch of the SpaceX rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite from Cape Canaveral.
The launch went off as scheduled at 5:41 Eastern time. The company had scrubbed two previous attempts to launch the Falcon rocket carrying the SES-8 communications satellite into orbit. The attempts on November 25th and 28th were aborted due to technical glitches on the rocket or its ground support systems.