On Friday, December 22, 2017, SpaceX apparently launched a rocket called the ‘Falcon 9.’ Eye-witnesses captured cell phone footage of the rocket streaking across the sky. SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, took to Twitter following the launch which reportedly launched from the Vandenberg Air Force just north of Los Angeles, California. So, here’s what you need to know:
A number of people uploaded cell phone footage of the Falcon 9 blazing across the sky just thirty minutes after sunset. Many eye-witnesses stated that they were caught off guard. You can find the footage all over social media. One piece of footage eerily captures the Falcon 9 deploying smaller objects. It truly looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. But what were those smaller objects?
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Watch the last minute of the footage in particular. What do you think that light is that gets sucked into the rocket’s tail and is then shot back out?[/caption]
2. Musk’s Statement
According to Elon Musk and SpaceX, the Falcon 9 was on a mission to launch 10 satellites into orbit. The smaller objects which are clearly being deployed from the larger object were said to have been the rocket boosters breaking off and returning to earth. But something isn’t right. Musk took to Twitter writing, “Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea” as a joke. This seems like more than a mere joke.
3. Future Plans
In another Twitter post from Musk, he promised “more spectacular views” from SpaceX. The next time SpaceX will launch a “rocket” will be in 2018 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The new rocket will be called the Falcon Heavy. It will be equipped with three rocket cores and 3X thrust. Two of the cores will return to the base doing synchronized aerobatics.
How can boosters perform synchronized aerobatics? Rocket boosters are used to launch cargo- and passenger-carrying crafts into orbit. For boosters to perform aerobatics, they would need to be piloted either manually or remotely. Perhaps this rocket is a terra-made object, but I suspect that the “alien” that Musk referred to in his Tweet could be the alien technology used to construct these rockets.
Don’t Believe The Hype
Rapper Wiz Khalifa and Singer Chris Brown
commented on the sighting. Khalifa stated, “Shout out to all the UFOs, all the aliens out there. It was absolutely an alien; I called him.” Khalifa took a more comical approach to his incredulity of SpaceX’s explanation.
Chris Brown, however, stated, “Is this a vortex or a wormhole? Satellite detaching from fuel tanks burning from our atmospheric radiation belt? (I guess this will be their explanation) [followed by a series of emojis: eyes, alien head, and smirk emoji] I’m sleep, though!!!! Let me stick to dancing.”
There’s no confirmation that this UFO was or was not an alien craft. Most people believe that SpaceX is developing rockets that are used for launching satellites into space. There are — and should be — a significant amount of skeptics, however, that claim otherwise.]]>