Conspiracy theorists claim to have spotted a ‘UFO’ hurtling across earth in background of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket launch
MILLIONS watched in amazement as the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket tore into the sky – but a few were distracted by an “unidentified object” in the background.
Some conspiracy theorists claim an object spotted behind Elon Musk’s Tesla car is actually an alien craft.
The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon, accompanied to the sounds of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
It shot a mannequin driving one of billionaire Musk’s electric sports cars into space and beamed footage of it back to earth.
So-called “truthers” were quick to spot something hurtling towards earth at what appeared to be a very high speed.
“My thought was a trans atmospheric skip vehicle, but I could just be hopeful,” one of them wrote online, the Daily Star reports.
Another truther mused: “Is that aliens!!! What is this?”
Some kept their feet firmly on the ground, saying it was probably just some space debris.
The £60m Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use, doubling the liftoff punch of its closest competitor.
The three boosters and 27 engines roared to life at Kennedy Space Center, as thousands jammed surrounding beaches, bridges and roads to watch the rocket soar into space.
Two of the boosters were already recycled and programmed to return for a simultaneous touchdown at Cape Canaveral, while the third, brand new, set its sights on an ocean platform some 300 miles offshore.
SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk owns the rocketing 2008 Tesla Roadster, which is shooting for a solar orbit that will reach all the way to Mars.