Atlas V rocket looks a lot like a UFO

What was that strange streak in the sky early Thursday (August 8) morning? It was a rocket launching from Cape Canaveral, and it has Floridians talking.

"I just had to stop and pull over. I thought it was a UFO! But it turns out it was that rocket," said Pastor Bob, the filmer.

The Atlas V rocket is carrying the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. This type of satellite provides “high-secure jam-proof connectivity” between the U.S. and deployed military forces, according to the rocket’s website.

Early risers were able to witness the rocket blazing through the sky and hundreds took to social media to share their views.