It is a bird! It is an airplane! It's a … UFO? At the beginning of October, everyone was trying to figure out what makes a spectacular, near-fog light into the sky over California. It was by no means foreign. It was more like an incredible SpaceX missile that wrote history!
A sky full of light
The citizens of California turned their heads towards the sky earlier this month to see what many might consider an alien landing. Instead, there was a more practical reason for the spectacular, light-flooded display: the launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. Although not the first SpaceX rodeo, this rocket has made history … with a nice view as an advantage.
The success of SpaceX
SpaceX is no stranger to the evolution of astronomy and space. The incredible company, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, is dedicated to the manufacture of aerospace equipment and space transportation. Sure, they have not established any colonies on the Moon yet, but this year alone they have completed 17 smooth missions that have almost exceeded their quota of 18. What makes Falcon 9 so special every time you start?
Falcon 9s science achievements
Falcon 9 has already been launched from the same flight base. This time, the goal was to get the SAOCOM 1A satellite for the national space agency CONAE in Argentina. This satellite would allow them to track environmental factors such as possible weather, natural disasters, soil moisture and much more that could affect the goods that propel their economies. Pretty cool, right? It's going to be even more epic.
A start that has written aviation history
SpaceX has sent many rockets before. However, shortly after takeoff Falcon 9 dropped the reusable booster for the first landing on the mainland. So, the great display of the lights in the sky that followed the launch. While some people were intimidated by the half-overwhelming account, most were impressed by the spectacle. This is to the mayor assured them it was not an alien attack!
Stunned Californians: Amazed and scared
Many Californians used social media to share the images and videos they had taken of the phenomenal event. Half of the internet was sure that they had seen a UFO, while the other was impressed by the haunting visuals of the Falcon 9, Either way, everyone seemed to agree on one thing: Whatever it was, it was beautiful! Hopefully SpaceX will give us even more impressive, futuristic views in the future.