The SpaceX rocket launch sparks social media frenzy, rumored of alien takeover

(IBexNews) - A rocket launch in California left a mesmerizing streak of light across the sky on Friday night, prompting shock, awe and mass confusion.

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 satellites at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County at 5:27 p.m. local time.

The satellites, operated by Iridium Communications, would eventually create a worldwide broadband system on land, at sea and in the sky, which can be used to track planes and ships across the planet.

Friday’s mission, which successfully deployed all 10 satellites, also marks the first time a rocket has ever been reused.

The launch, which left a long streak and a hazy, oblong ring across the sky, was seen as far as Arizona.

Drivers pulled over on the streets to gaze at the scene, while others took to social media with talk of an alien takeover.

Comedian and TV show host John Henson tweeted, “Can someone please explain what’s going on in the sky in Los Angeles? There’s something about glowing and releasing some sort of glowing gas…”

Writer Sarah Jeanne tweeted, “The Los Angeles sky has something weird happening… Aliens, if you’re here, believe me, 2017 is not the year you want to land…”

The spectacle also caught the attention of celebrities ranging from Orlando Bloom to January Jones, who joked, “Uhhhh… Santa?”

SpaceX founder Elon Musk himself called it a “nuclear alien UFO from North Korea,” while Courtney Love wrote, “Watch out universe, here come the weirdest aliens you’ve ever seen, us!”

 
 

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