Oct 1, 2021

See video of bright fireball over Alabama from Dragon X Spacecraft reentry

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A bright fireball seen streaking across the Alabama sky Thursday night was likely the reentry of a SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft.

The fireball and accompanying boom was reported in central and north Alabama shortly before 10 p.m. The Dragon Spacecraft had completed a one-month stay at the Space Station to bring supplies and bring home research being conducted on the space lab. The Dragon unlocked from the Space Station at around 8:05 a.m. yesterday to begin its journey back to earth.

Before reentry, Space X said the spacecraft’s return would likely be seen over Florida and Georgia, however, people as far north as Missouri reported seeing the bright light and accompanying smoke trail Thursday night.

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