In photos: SpaceX's Crew-4 astronaut launch for NASA


Oct 22, 2019
5,560, I could see some of this just before 0400 EDT. It looked like a fast moving comet with fan tail traveling E in the ESE sky. Pretty cool sight :) Viewing from along the Patuxent in MD.

"The new SpaceX Dragon capsule Freedom carrying the Crew-4 astronauts lifted off from historic Launch Pad 39A here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center atop a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket today (April 27) at 3:52 a.m. EDT (0752 GMT). "

When I first noticed the fan shaped glow, I thought it was a comet but none visible that easy now. It moved quickly across the sky so I knew it was a SpaceX launch 😊