California’s sky light up on Sunday for the first time when Elon Musk’s SpaceX has launched and landed a rocket successfully on the west coast
However, some Twitter users were so startled by the sight that they thought aliens were getting ready to touch down on Earth.
ALIENS ARE REAL pic.twitter.com/yh88VOh4w6
— Nate Garner (@natekgarner) October 8, 2018
— anna konkle (@annakonk) October 8, 2018
What’s going on in la. If that’s an alien I AM DOWN TAKE ME AWAY pic.twitter.com/rneHeChL5c
— CRAY (@craysounds_) October 8, 2018
The arrival of the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage to Earth was a piece of the organization’s proceeded with exertion to diminish the expense of its dispatches by reusing rockets as opposed to losing them in the sea, The Associated Press detailed.
The Falcon 9 propelled into space late Sunday (Oct. 7) from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base around 158 miles (254 kilometers) north of Los Angeles to convey the Earth-perception radar satellite SAOCOM-1A into space for Argentina’s national space organization.
That mission was a win, and SpaceX additionally handled the primary phase of the Falcon 9 at another site (Landing Zone 4) close to its Vandenberg launchpad in a memorable first. In any case, it was the dynamite perspectives of the rocket streaking into the night sky, its two phases unmistakably obvious after partition, that wowed onlookers over the area.
Fruitful arrivals have just happened ashore in Florida and adrift on drone-ships.
Nope, definitely not aliens.
What you’re looking at is the first launch and landing of the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the West Coast. The rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. and landed safely back on Earth. 🚀 pic.twitter.com/8AKjGptpps
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) October 8, 2018
— David Biggar (@DavidNBCLA) October 8, 2018
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