The Air Force last week advised residents on the central California coast they might see multiple engine burns by the first stage and hear one or more sonic booms as it returned.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as seen from the North Coast.
SpaceX inaugurated its West Coast rocket-landing pad in style.
Such sights and sounds are familiar to residents near the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida where SpaceX first landed a Falcon 9 booster in December 2015. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk also warned of the boom from his Twitter account.
But Sunday's flight marked the first time SpaceX attempted a landing at Vandenberg, a milestone made possible by extensive environmental and safety studies that concluded the noise and possible aftermath of a failure would not cause any significant damage or harm to area wildlife.
"Sonic boom warning. This won't be subtle", he wrote.
The rocket being used in Sunday's mission was previously employed in a June launch.
SpaceX has also been experimenting with a procedure to save additional millions of dollars by retrieving the Falcon 9's fairing, or nose cone.
SAOCOM 1A 3,000-kilogram satellite built by INVAP and this deployment was done in conjunction with Argentina's space agency with the objective of radar-imaging the earth.
The SAOCOM 1 mission aims to study soil moisture using synthetic-aperture radar readings from two identical satellites in low Earth orbit, SAOCOM 1A and 1B. Its name is short for Satelite Argentino de Observacion Con Microondas.
SAOCOM 1, together with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed X-Band SAR constellation, make up the Italian-Argentine Satellite System for Emergency Management, or SIASGE.
Arsenal put in a sparkling performance as they cruised past Fulham 5-1 - but boss Unai Emery insisted "we can get even better". The players feel that. "We're playing without fear, we want to be consistent and keep it going".
The firm expects consolidated sales will reach around 65 trillion won in the three months to September, up 4.8% on a year ago . The division's ratio of operating profit to revenue may have recorded a whopping 53 percent, market watchers said.
To date, Mukwege and his staff have helped more than 40,000 survivors of sexual violence, the Mukwege Foundation notes. Mukwege has treated a population that has been victim to rape by militias, government soldiers, and foreign armies.
Diane Russell, a Democratic activist, said Collins voted to "betray ME women and ME survivors" by ignoring their stories. She claims she got away when Judge jumped on the bed. "Something might have happened to her, yes, and I pray it didn't".
Judging from the button placements, this smartphone shell might be used to play games for the original Game Boy. Unfortunately, touch screen controls have always been a barrier with tactile buttons reigning supreme.
First lady Melania Trump walks with singing children as she visits the Nest Orphanage in Limuru, Kenya , Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. The Trump administration recently chose to again allow Americans to import the body parts of African elephants shot for sport.
You had situations where multiple people were raped at the same time, publicly - a whole village might be raped during the night. He has spent decades helping rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ben and Jackee Belnap said they had been saving up cash to pay Ben's parents back for University of Utah football season tickets. A Holladay family is out more than a grand after their toddler gets his hands on their football season ticket money.
The devastating 7.0-magnitude quake that struck in January 2010 left more than 1.5 million people homeless. Moise called on the population to remain calm after dozens of people left their homes in the capital.
That rare procedural maneuver left Kavanaugh with the same two-vote margin he'd have had if Murkowski and Daines had both voted. On ABC's "This Week", Hirono was pressed on whether she might support potential future Democratic efforts to impeach Kavanaugh.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was quoted as saying, "I love working with him, [Trump]". But if proven, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would be the most serious diplomatic crisis between the two in living memory.
Ruby Rose is internet's most 'dangerous' celebrity!
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. McAfee also published a U.S. list, which saw Orange Is The New Black star and new Batwoman Ruby Rose claim the top spot.
Interpol says Chinese chief Meng has resigned
Meng's wife said on Sunday that she hadn't heard from him since he left the French city of Lyon at the end of September. Mr Meng's wife Grace, who remains in France , has been placed under police protection after receiving threats.
Arsenal ride their luck against Watford
Arsenal are on a seven-game winning streak at the moment in all competitions and are fifth in the league table on 15 points. However, the German will get more chances to shine, with Emery saying Cech is expected to be out for two to three weeks.
I was Brett Kavanaugh's college roommate. He lied under oath
Roche, who admitted he "wasn't an angel back then either", also claimed he saw Kavanaugh vomit "on more than one occasion". Roche told Anderson Cooper on CNN that he was "shocked" when Kavanaugh said that a "Devil's Triangle" was a drinking game.