20:28 GMT01 October 2020
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    Saturday’s launch became the first manned space mission from the United States in nine years as NASA previously relied on Russian spacecraft after its fleet retired in 2011. The launch also marked the first time that a private aerospace company has sent people to space.

    While millions of people across the world watched the live broadcast of SpaceX’s historic launch to the International Space Station, one woman spotted a mysterious object that she said looked like a UFO. The bizarre object, which travelled at a high speed, appeared below the Falcon 9 rocket as it was entering low Earth orbit. The woman then posted the footage on her Twitter account.

    ​Netizens were divided over the issue. Some users supported the idea that the fast-flying object was of alien origin.

    Others contended that it was nothing more than a satellite or space debris.

    Others claimed that they saw more than one UFO during the launch.

    ​Some users lamented that there was no comment from NASA or SpaceX about the mysterious object.

    ​Still others joked that some cheeky aliens were practicing photobombing and even tried to kidnap SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

    ​On Sunday, the Crew Dragon capsule with two NASA astronauts successfully docked at the International Space Station. The launch became the first crewed mission launched from US soil in nine years. After NASA stopped using its shuttles in 2011, it resorted to using Russia’s Soyuz rockets to launch astronauts to the ISS.

     

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    UFO, Elon Musk, SpaceX, Soyuz, NASA
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