SpaceX launched space plane today before Irma arrives

- Despite the incoming category 5 hurricane, Irma, SpaceX performed a launch at 10:00 a.m. Thursday.

The company launched their US Air Force space plane X-37B off of the Falcon 9 rocket.

This is just the second time SpaceX has launched a national security payload and the first time launching the Boeing-built X-37B. 

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