Rocket Man

On December 22, Donna Dee and I took the dogs for a walk along the irrigation canal behind our RV park.  The Yuma airport isn’t too far away, so when we saw a very bright light, we thought it might be an airplane.

But, then things got weird.  Really weird.  Like Korean rocket man weird.

Donna hadn’t brought her phone, and I didn’t have my camera, so we couldn’t take a picture.  We all (dogs included) froze and just stared at the spectacle and hoped it wasn’t sinister.

This thing was HUGE.

When I got back, I described it to Paul.  He said to do a Google search and maybe there was an explanation.  I started my search with “weird” and Google filled in the rest “weird light in sky”.  I guess I wasn’t the only one.

It turned out that it was Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  Wow!  What a sight!

Here is a picture by Javier Mendoza of the Associated Press:

Javier Mendoza:AP

Link to news story:  https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/23/573194940/spacex-rocket-launch-lights-up-the-california-sky-freaks-out-some-residents

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