Photo By Space X: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 53 Starlink internet satellites from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base on Oct. 27, 2022.
Company reportedly launched 53 Starlink satellites
By Jon Johnson
GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES – The skies over Graham and Greenlee counties were illuminated with a mysterious glowing object Thursday night, but it wasn’t a meteor but rather a Space X launch from California.
The Falcon 9’s initial stage later returned to Earth and landed on Space X’s drone ship “Of Course, I Still Love You,” in the Pacific Ocean.
The rocket lifted off at about 6:14 p.m., Pacific, and was the eighth successful mission for the booster.
As the Falcon 9’s upper stage continued to low earth orbit to deploy its satellites, the glow could easily be seen throughout Graham and Greenlee counties.