Explainer: What was in the sky tonight? Space X Falcon 9 takes off from Cape Canaveral

Exhaust trail from the rocket launch could be seen across the United States for a short time.
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JOPLIN, Mo. – Many people saw above the sky tonight a strange swirling cloud. It was the runway of a SpaceX Falcon 9 COSMO SkyMed FM2 mission that took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. People from all over the Midwest got to see it, including here in the Joplin area.

The details of the Mountain Grove Fire Department posting so people in their district know what was going on, “Exhaust left from Space X launch into atmosphere. If you have photos fill in free to share.These are from various places, but this has been seen across the United States.

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The details of the Mountain Grove Fire Department posting so people in their district know what was going on, “Exhaust left from Space X launch into atmosphere. If you have photos fill in free to share.These are from various places, but this has been seen across the United States.

You can watch it below on the launch Livestream from Space X. The amazing thing to watch is not just the liftoff but also the landing of the booster rockets. They return to earth and straighten up on the launch pad.

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