|Occurred : 9/27/2007 07:35 (Entered as : 09/27/2007 7:35)
Reported: 10/10/2007 10:24:53 AM 10:24
Location: Orlando, FL
|Object near DAWN space probe during launch from KSC
Regarding a report that was filed with NUFORC on 9/30/07 from the Kennedy Space Center...
I saw that object near the DAWN space probe launch, too...a whitish color, bright but not like a reflected light, and shaped like an elongated oval.
From my vantage point, it did not appear quite as bright as seen in the videos on YouTube.
As for size...at about a 75 degree angle in the sky, it is hard to say, but was substantial enough to be seen clearly.
It was clear enough that I commented to my neighbor across the street as to what the heck it could be, and how did it get so close to the rocket when there is very definitely a "no fly zone" in place during launches.
We are quite fortunate living near KSC, and can watch launches from our driveway...and while I don't have the close proximity as someone closer to the Cape, the lift-offs are very clear.
That object was only visible for a few seconds, but it was very definitely there.
And it was travelling in a rough east to west direction.