Friday, December 22, 2017

No LA, it's not aliens. It's a SpaceX rocket launch.


Look up. Is it a bird? A plane? Aliens?

It's definitely not aliens, but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is trolling concerned Los Angeles residents and celebrities who noticed something eerie in the early evening sky Friday.

It was definitely aliens

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 23, 2017

Many assumed the strange shape and smoke were from an alien spaceship or a UFO. 

But relax, it was a planned launch from the nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base. At 5:27 p.m., the Iridium-4 satellite was launched as part of a series to form the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.

SpaceX is launching 75 of 81 new Iridium satellites that will be part of the low-Earth orbit network. The satellites are set to deploy about an hour after launch. Read more...

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