LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Several residents in Las Vegas reported seeing a rocket launch in the sky late Thursday.
The reports come after a launch took place at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California shortly before 7:30 p.m. known as the FLTA003 or VICTUS NOX launched by Firefly’s Alpha.
The base in California is more than 400 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
The National Weather Service of Las Vegas reported that the rocket launch from the base could be seen from Las Vegas on its X account (formerly Twitter).
8 News Now viewers sent in photos and videos from as far away as Pahrump and Henderson, Nevada.
One viewer said they noticed the sighting in Henderson as they were on a walk with their dog at 7:30 p.m. and described its speed as faster than an airplane.