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Passenger Jet Flies Over Launchpad Right as SpaceX Rocket Takes OffPassengers on board a United Airlines commercial jet flying over Florida's Cape Canaveral were able to spot an amazingly rare sight in the distance: a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, far below. (futurism.com) More...
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The jet was not over the launchpad, but well west of it. The launch would have been scrubbed if it was over it. Misleading headline.
Misleading, that's putting it mildly. more like....click-bait.
That's true for a lot of the articles posted on here, unfortunately. Click bait or self promotion....
Misleading is the rule for all journalism.
Checking Flightaware, UAL 220 typically goes over DAB, TIX, MLB. The flight path is over the mainland, west of the Indian River.
Do cc: the site's editor-in-chief, or click-bait'll never go away.
Yes, I had an image in my head of the rocket passing between the wing and empennage! As for a trail of smoke and vapor....well....