SpaceX’s Endeavor capsule appears like a shooting star or ‘donut UFO’ over Louisiana and Alabama during the return trip to Earth that brought four astronauts home from the ISS

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  • SpaceX’s Endeavor capsule brought home four astronauts last night
  • Shilp was seen streaking through the night on Monday evening
  • Reports of the light show came from Alabama and Louisiana
  • The capsule was traveling at least 17,000 mph at the time

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A bright light was scattered across parts of the southern US on Monday evening, with some onlookers questioning whether they had seen a UFO.

Instead, it was the SpaceX return capsule.

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The cosmic light show was the result of the Endeavor craft rising through Earth’s atmosphere as it headed toward its designated splashdown zone in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida.

Carrying four astronauts, the capsule landed at 10:33 a.m. ET on time, bringing the Crew-2 mission back to Earth after spending the past 200 days aboard the International Space Station.

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The astronauts – with NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan MacArthur, Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency and Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – not only have to come home, but also have to complete the journey in diapers because of a faulty toilet Be in the limelight. Capsule.

SpaceX capsule sightings were reported in Louisiana, Alabama and several other Gulf states.

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The light show was the result of the Endeavor craft rising through Earth’s atmosphere as it headed toward its designated splashdown zone in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

Anchor Matt Krochel of a local news outlet in Huntsville, Alabama, urged residents not to call the newsroom with UFO reports if they see a streak of light in the night sky.

Twitter user Christopher from Mandeville, Louisiana, shared a stunning photo of the event on Twitter.

He included with the tweet, ‘Holy cr** that was awesome.

The capsule traveled at least 17,000 mph as it fell toward the ocean.

It eventually slowed down and released a parachute to help prevent it from crashing.

A bystander joked on Twitter that the capsule is potentially a UFO as it swirls through the night sky.

A bystander joked on Twitter that the capsule is potentially a UFO as it swirls through the night sky.

At 10:38 p.m. on Monday, rescuers were given the green light to approach the capsule that had just landed in the Gulf of Mexico.

NASA spokeswoman Leah Cheshire said, ‘We were on the helipad and saw the crew members moving through the atmosphere, and it looked like a meteor – it was really unbelievable.

‘We couldn’t have asked for better conditions and things are going really smoothly and going according to plan here.’

At 11:14 a.m. ET, the side hatch was opened, and the crew disembarked.

Carrying four astronauts, the capsule dropped down on time at 10:33 p.m., bringing the Crew-2 mission back to Earth after spending the last 200 days aboard the International Space Station.

Carrying four astronauts, the capsule dropped down on time at 10:33 p.m., bringing the Crew-2 mission back to Earth after spending the last 200 days aboard the International Space Station.

The astronauts – with NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Megan MacArthur, Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency and Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – not only have to come home, but also have to complete the journey in diapers because of a faulty toilet Be in the limelight.  capsules

The astronauts – with NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan MacArthur, Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency and Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – not only have to come home, but also have to complete the journey in diapers because of a faulty toilet Be in the limelight. capsules

MacArthur, the captain, was the first to leave at 11:26 p.m. ET.

She was followed by Commander Kimbrough, when she was pulled out of the capsule and put on a stretcher to be carried away. He waved for the cameras and made a V for the victory sign.

By around 11:33 a.m. all four were out of the capsule, with smiles and fists on each side.

Their return was initially scheduled for Sunday afternoon, but strong winds delayed the journey by a day.

Matt Crochelle, an anchor for a local news outlet in Huntsville, Alabama, urged residents not to call the newsroom with UFO reports if they see a streak of light in the night sky.

Matt Crochelle, an anchor for a local news outlet in Huntsville, Alabama, urged residents not to call the newsroom with UFO reports if they see a streak of light in the night sky.

Another sighting was seen in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  The capsule traveled at least 17,000 mph during deorbit as it free-falls toward the ocean, while slowing its speed before releasing a parachute to help prevent it from crashing down before falling down. So to receive.

Another sighting was seen in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The capsule traveled at least 17,000 mph during deorbit as it free-falls toward the ocean, while slowing its speed before releasing a parachute to help prevent it from crashing before falling down. So to receive.

The SpaceX capsule, named Endeavor, was without a bathroom due to a faulty toilet design, forcing the crew to wear diapers for the journey back to Earth.

However, the rescheduled mission cut the journey from space to 12 hours – it was only eight hours longer instead of the expected 20 hours – due to the way from the ship to Earth, so the team was not required to sport protective undergarments unless previously expected.

The Endeavor capsule isn’t the first SpaceX craft to spark a UFO report on its return to Earth.

In September, SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon C208-2 was seen roaming the night sky over parts of Georgia and Florida.

The cargo Dragon C208-2 ship undocked from the ISS at 9:12 a.m. Thursday after a supply run, and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean around 11 a.m. ET on Sept.

In September, Cargo Dragon C208-2 was seen hovering over parts of Georgia and Florida in the night sky

In September, Cargo Dragon C208-2 was seen hovering over parts of Georgia and Florida in the night sky

The cargo Dragon C208-2 ship undocked from the ISS at 9:12 a.m. Thursday after a supply run, and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean around 11 p.m. ET on Sept. 30.

The cargo Dragon C208-2 ship undocked from the ISS at 9:12 a.m. Thursday after a supply run, and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean around 11 p.m. ET on Sept. 30.

SpaceX tweeted that the capsule could be visible over parts of Georgia and Florida — and the firm was right.

Several residents shared the incident on Twitter, showing pictures with the long, lighted tail of the glowing craft as it climbed highways and into neighborhoods.

Local news stations in Florida received multiple reports of a loud boom Thursday night, which were heard by residents of the Jacksonville area and all the way up to St.

Residents said the sharp surge shattered entire houses as well as utensils and windows.

As Newsweek reports, the loud noise was a sonic boom emanating from the capsule.

According to NASA, a sonic boom is the rumble-like noise heard by someone on the ground when an aircraft or spacecraft is flying upwards faster than the speed of sound.

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