By: Buzz Staff
Last Updated: September 19, 2022, 16:54 IST
Against the backdrop of blue skies, twinkling stars, and grey clouds, the Falcon 9 rocket is seen zooming towards its destination. (Credits: Twitter)
From the base of Cape Canaveral, SpaceX, after a delay of five days, finally launched the Falcon 9 rocket, and added 54 Starlink satellites to the Starlink fleet hovering in low-Earth orbit, on Sunday night.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, elated with the development, tweeted a picture of the spacecraft boosting towards the sky, on Twitter. Against the backdrop of blue skies, twinkling stars, and grey clouds, the Falcon 9 rocket is seen zooming towards its destination.
Sharing the picture, Musk, in the caption, wrote the lyrics of the song Vincent by Don McLean. The poetic caption read, “Starry, starry night, paint your palette blue and grey.”
Take a look:
starry, starry night
paint your palette
blue and gray pic.twitter.com/iUm9pzfDGc
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 19, 2022
Since being shared, the tweet has garnered almost 70,000 likes and myriad reactions from netizens. One user said, “My favourite tweet till now.”
My favourite tweet till now🖤https://t.co/eDzS2dRMIN
— Alok (@ThisIsNotAlok) September 19, 2022
“So perfect,” wrote another.
so perfect https://t.co/7JsAxKk0Ef
— Kris Kelvin (@KrisKelvin75) September 19, 2022
Another, suggesting Musk, commented, “Your new phone wallpaper.”
Your new phone wallpaper. https://t.co/LE17waVBfM
— General Voltage (@_GeneralVoltage) September 19, 2022
Another user tried guessing the name of the song.
Vincent ?? 😀 https://t.co/tgNCDnNQbs
— RealAngela/CBJ (@FkTwitttt) September 19, 2022
“So pretty, I can even see Jupiter clearly.”
So pretty i can even see jupiter clearly https://t.co/qw1camNOKs pic.twitter.com/3fs7Bzi6cJ
— 🙁 (@erlanggaeee) September 19, 2022
The launch was scheduled for Tuesday last week but the mission was called off right before starting to load propellants into the Falcon 9 rocket. The weather conditions, too, were not generous and did not allow a lift off. After five days of “no go,” on Sunday, Falcon’s boosters thrusted the 54 satellites and a successful launch was witnessed on Pad 40 of Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX, too, shared the glimpse of the launch on Twitter and catapulted four pictures of the Falcon 9 rocket on the micro-blogging platform. One of the images was the one that Musk shared on his profile along with the lines from Don McLean.
Photos from tonight’s Falcon 9 launch of Starlink → https://t.co/095WHWN1zX pic.twitter.com/WeKSajbWaa
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 19, 2022
The launch on Sunday marked the 42nd launch by SpaceX in 2022. The rocket is reported to carry 54 Starlink 4-34 satellites on board. With the launch, Musk also shared that “Starlink is now active on all continents, including Antarctica.”
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