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Loud Boom In Baldwin County, Alabama

If you woke up early this morning to a loud boom on the Gulf Coast, you were not the only one. You are also not going crazy - as thousands have reported hearing the same noise during the early morning hours of March 12, 2024, but don't worry - you aren't going crazy, there is an explanation.

SpaceX , a startup founded by Elon Musk, had a spacecraft on a return mission from the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon Endurance made a splash landing off of the coast of Baldwin County and Pensacola, Florida. The capsule brought back NASA's crew-7 from the Space Station. The capsule could be seen for miles like a bright, starry fireball streaking across the sky. While most of the coast slept through the incident, there are various videos floating around online that show the re-entry from a viewer's perspective.

NASA Crew-7 Capsule Lands In The Gulf After Returning To Earth On March 12, 2024
Crew-7 Capsule Shortly After Landing In The Gulf Near Pensacola, Florida

The NASA Crew spent 199 days in low Earth orbit, but now have landed safely and will be checked medically prior to returning to life as normal on Earth.

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