Skip to comments.Rocket in the western sky?
Posted on 10/07/2018 7:36:14 PM PDT by Kevin in California
Anyone see it? Just fizzled out @ 7:35 PST.
Space X launching for Argentina.
Best launch viewing in San Diego ever. Saw the first stage boost back burn and glowing rings around first stage when gas jets would fire. Just awesome!
1) I want to see if anyone got pictures of the contril from the Falcon 9 as it went up, and
2) I want to know if any yahoos complained about the expected sonic boom when it descended.
Saw it........ WOW Awesome TOOK Pictures
Sure it will hit the news-waves tonight. Watch !
Watched the whole launch. From the SpaceX website and then at about 2 miles up watched it from the driveway. Truly awesome!
Darn. I forgot to look.
It was spectacular!
Space Force LOL..nah its Space X :-)
It helps pay the bill$. I think it was a communications satellite for them.
I saw it on the central coast of California. It was so bright at one point.
And the second stage took a long time to drop. As it got closer to the pad, when they fired the rockets to slow it down, it was intense!
I think SpaceX times their launches on the West coast to put on a light show if at all possible.
Privateer launches for communication satellites, has nothing to do with national defense/space race with china or “Space Force” [/sarc]
I saw it in North Orange County, where I stood by a railroad track so I could get a good view of the western sky that wasn’t blocked by trees. At first, I noticed a thin, barely visible vertical line, then a burst of light. I could see a small point of sight that was probably the rocket. At one point, I could see a large point of light, which I figured was the first stage, drifting downward.
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