SpaceX and Boeing launch Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX and Boeing are arch-rivals: They're both gunning for the glory of returning human spaceflight to US soil for the first time in a decade. They battle it out for lucrative government contracts. The companies' CEOs have even traded taunts about who will be the first to reach Mars.

But once in a while, SpaceX and Boeing are forced to play on the same team.

A rocket launch on Tuesday evening marked one such occasion: SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a $161 million satellite built by Boeing, took off from Cape Canaveral at about 7:20 pm ET.
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