SpaceX Launch Leaves Ghostly Glowing Trail in the Sky
People along the West Coast looked toward the heavens Friday to find a strange, morphing orb glowing in the night sky.
It looked like the stuff of science fiction, but it was actually the mark of a SpaceX rocket hauling a group of telecom satellites into Earth’s orbit.
The rocket took off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California, and kicked up a flurry of wonder from social media users from across the state.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk fueled the fun by teasing onlookers who were confused by the eerie contrail.