SpaceX fans capture launch from unique vantage point

Three space enthusiasts took to the skies on Saturday, January 14th to observe SpaceX's long-anticipated comeback launch from a bird's eye view.

Excited about the company's return to flight, aerospace entrepreneurs Amir Blachman, Ben Marcus and Van Espahbodi decided to fly by and witness the launch from the air.

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SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., January 14, 2017.

(REUTERS/Gene Blevins)

SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., January 14, 2017.

(REUTERS/Gene Blevins)

SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., January 14, 2017.

(REUTERS/Gene Blevins)

SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning at 9:54 a.m. on January 14, 2017, in Lompoc, California. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's payload consisted of ten Iridium NEXT satellites and was viewed by thousands of people lining roads and nearby hillsides.

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

People (and dogs) gather to watch SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, successfully launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning at 9:54 a.m. on January 14, 2017, in Lompoc, California. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's payload consisted of ten Iridium NEXT satellites and was viewed by thousands of people lining roads and nearby hillsides.

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning at 9:54 a.m. on January 14, 2017, in Lompoc, California. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's payload consisted of ten Iridium NEXT satellites and was viewed by thousands of people lining roads and nearby hillsides.

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

People gather to watch SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, successfully launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning at 9:54 a.m. on January 14, 2017, in Lompoc, California. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's payload consisted of ten Iridium NEXT satellites and was viewed by thousands of people lining roads and nearby hillsides.

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., January 14, 2017.

(REUTERS/Gene Blevins)

SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning at 9:54 a.m. on January 14, 2017, in Lompoc, California. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's payload consisted of ten Iridium NEXT satellites and was viewed by thousands of people lining roads and nearby hillsides.

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

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"We were approximately five miles east of the restricted airspace, which would put us approximately 15 miles east of the launch complex", Blachman told Reuters.

Video uploaded online captures the Falcon 9 rocket successfully taking off and soaring into the sky.

The launch returned the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September.

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