Backyard Videos Show Rocket’s Blazing Reentry Over Missouri
A surprise visitor streaked across the Missouri skies this week. Backyard videos captured the moment a rocket reentered the atmosphere leaving a blazing trail behind it.
Dan Bush who's a photographer who often shares great videos on the Missouri Skies YouTube channel shared this event from January 11, 2023 based on his video description. After first thinking it was a meteor that grazed our atmosphere, he now believes it was something else entirely:
ADDENDUM: I'm almost certain that this was SpaceX DRAGON CRS-26 returning from the International Space Station.
The video involves the rocket's reentry from several different viewpoints from Albany, Missouri.
I was able to confirm there was a SpaceX Dragon rocket that splashed down over Florida a few days ago. Not sure if it's the same rocket, but definitely a possibility.
This video is one of the reasons why I recommend following Missouri Skies on YouTube if you don't already. There are very few space rocks and/or rockets that aren't captured by Dan's keen camera eye.