By Writing in Strasbourg
At 10 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2022, Internet users saw a strange cloud in the sky. Alsace.
An event is also found in other parts of France such as Picardy or Auvergne. But what is it?
A SpaceX rocket
Unfortunately for some, the device seen is not an alien craft.
In this case, it’s the question of the second phase of the Falcon 9 rocket from the American company Elon Musk, SpaceX.
The latter was launched that evening in Florida (USA) as part of the Starling mission.
A “de-orbiting” maneuver was carried out on France to prevent the rocket from remaining in orbit around the Earth, Météo Franc-Comtoise explains.
This process of burning the rocket engine for a few minutes emits several tons of gas. What caused this mysterious cloud in the sky.
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