Sunday, October 7, 2018

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Spotted in North Coast Skies

Posted By on Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 8:49 PM

click to enlarge SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as seen from the North Coast. - SUBMITTED
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Three readers reported seeing an unusual light in the southern skies. Most likely this is related to the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket which launched around 7:30 p.m. Pacific time.

According to Ars Technica:

After it separated from the second stage, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket arrested its forward movement, and began falling back toward Earth. It, too, found success in landing at a new site north of Los Angeles. This marked the first time a Falcon 9 rocket had landed on the West Coast, and was SpaceX’s 30th landing of a first stage overall.

The National Weather Service's webcam set up in Kneeland also caught a glimpse of the rocket:

We’d love to see any photos that you managed to get. Please upload them in the comment section.

Editor's note: This story first appeared on and is reposted here with permission.
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