ATLANTA — If you were outside Thursday night, you were in for a treat.
Part of SpaceX Dragon capsule was seen soaring across parts of Georgia and the Southeast as it came in for a landing in the Atlantic Ocean near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Many people in Georgia saw a streak of light and even a boom around 10:30 p.m.
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Many people contacted Channel 2 Action News about what they were seeing and the sky. Many reported hearing a boom that rattled their homes.
According to SpaceX, the splashdown of Dragon was successfully confirmed, completing SpaceX’s 23rd cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX said the capsule was visible in parts of Florida and Georgia.
Dragon’s descent as it enters the atmosphere prior to splashdown may be visible in parts of Florida and Georgia
Some have reported seeing the capsule re-enter the atmosphere with a similar resemblance to a meteor.
Here are some people in Georgia posting about the rocket on Twitter:
.@SpaceX Dragon splashed down late last night off the Florida coast — many of you reported seeing the streak in the sky and then the boom! https://t.co/Kvq0sgSS3y
@SpaceX over a Georgia sky pic.twitter.com/vOT98BtitI
Saw it from College Park, Ga pic.twitter.com/UnR7LWmSfe
Here it is from Newnan, GA pic.twitter.com/oLWipFtVpA
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