Elon Musk Shot A Big Ol’ Rocket Into Orbit, Confusing A Shitload Of People

SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving a long trail which could be seen all over Southern California and as far away as Phoenix, Arizona.

This isn’t a new SpaceX rocket, either. Elon Musk‘s company used the same rocket to launch a bunch of satellites for the same company – Iridium Communications – back in June. The satellites are replacing older Iridium models, and will be used for global aircraft tracking and a ship-tracking service.

But the main yarn here is that trail, which appeared along with the setting sun and made people on social media and beyond think of everything from a UFO to a North Korean missile attack.

The pics and video from social look pretty great.

https://twitter.com/abc7greg/status/944380752912834560

https://twitter.com/AktiveFour/status/944380355095621632

Look, you’d think there should be requirement that you inform people in the vicinity of what is about to happen before you launch a fuck-off big rocket into orbit. Just sayin’.

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