SpaceX wows with a double header of final 2023 rocket launches (photos, video)

SpaceX capped off 2023 with not one but two rocket launches, bringing its total number of blast-offs to 98 in 2023. 

The first SpaceX mission to take to the skies Thursday (Dec. 28) was a Falcon Heavy rocket carrying the U.S. military’s secretive X-37B space plane, designed mission USSF-52. That blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:07 p.m. EST (0107 GMT on Dec. 29). This marked the second Falcon Heavy flight of 2023.