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originally posted by: einherjar008
a reply to: RickyD
After briefly looking up the Atlas V, could it possibly have been the first stage returning to Earth after being discarded?
I will try to add the video when I get home today, but as big as this was and as noticeable I'm sure there will be some on YouTube before I can post it.
originally posted by: intrptr
I dunno… even if they told us it wasn't, I still wouldn't really know.
From where I'm sitting… all I see is screen.
ETA: As far as the YouTube, it looks like a successful launch. We can see the bright star of the launch vehicles engines continue after a stage burnout (the enormous bubble of cloud vapor), lit by the morning sun, high in the atmosphere.
originally posted by: RickyD
If it was successful what the hell did I see flying and smoking with a trail and nose like a comet.