SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights up California Sky and some residents thought it was UFO

SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights up California Sky and some residents thought it was UFO

SpaceX launched Falcon 9 rocket and the launch event was witnessed by many Californians as an amazing light show in the sky. While some people found the images spectacular, some were freaked out as they thought of the rocket as an unidentified flying object (UFO). Soon after the launch event, many people shared images of rocket launch on social media. SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Los Angeles Fire Department issued a statement to clarify that the mysterious light in the sky was SpaceX rocket. Falcon 9 rocket carried 10 Iridium Next communications satellites into orbit. SpaceX has managed many successful launches with its reusable Falcon 9 rocket. The company recently completed its first ever reusable rocket mission for NASA resupply mission to ISS.

SpaceX also shared a live video of launch event online. Elon Musk even made a joke on Twitter about UFO in California sky. Musk tweeted, “Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea” and also shared a video on social networking website. Musk has earlier informed that Space plans to use the rocket and its Dragon space capsule to fly two private citizens around the moon by the end of 2018.

Musk posted a series of pictures to Instagram of an original Tesla Roadster to be used in a test flight of a brand new rocket.

SpaceX has launched over 14 missions with its Falcon 9 rocket from California and Florida launch sites.

SpaceX statement informed...
SpaceX is targeting launch of Iridium-4 from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 5:27 p.m. PST on Friday, December 22, or 1:27 UTC on Saturday, December 23. A backup launch opportunity is at 5:21 p.m. PST on Saturday, December 23, or 1:21 UTC on Sunday, December 24. This is the fourth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.

Video of Launch Event