Vandenberg has never been as busy as the US spaceports in Florida. But the growing commercial space flights pushed the west coast to plan and build infrastructures for more space launches in the future.
Elon Musk said interplanetary transport engines can generate 500,000 pounds of thrust. This is critical to SpaceX's intentions to assist NASA in its plan to bring Americans back to the moon and then even moving on to Mars.
As SpaceX grows its constellation of Starlink satellites for global Internet access, more and more of these space objects can be spotted across the night sky - and a superfan has developed a portal to help everyone track these satellites.
SpaceX has asked the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to launch up to 42,000 satellites for the development of its Starlink system, putting pressure on its competitors. As of now, SpaceX has about 1,600 Starlink satellites orbiting the Earth.