Thursday, July 18, 2024

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaks across North Carolina skies carrying Starlink satellites after Florida launch

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A rocket that launched in Florida early Wednesday morning was seen in the sky over North Carolina.

ABC11 viewers from around the Triangle shared videos they captured of the rocket streaking across the sky. Many of you asked-what was that?

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was seen in North Carolina after its early morning launch at Cape Canaveral.

What was that?

It was not a comet but a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The liftoff happened at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station around 4:55 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, according to SpaceX.

The rocket was carrying 20 Starlink satellites, which include 13 with direct cell capabilities. These satellites act as cellphone towers in space, eliminating dead zones without phone modifications or special apps, the company said.

Click on Space X to watch the launch

This marks the 67th Falcon 9 mission of 2024 already.

Thank you for sharing your videos and photos with ABC11!

WATCH | Mysterious objects found in North Carolina mountains were part of SpaceX spacecraft

The two mysterious objects were found 40 miles apart in the North Carolina mountains in late May.

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