Unidentified object caught on camera flying close to SpaceX capsule

A mysterious object was captured on video soaring close to the SpaceX Crew Dragon shortly after the astronauts left earth Friday morning. Sources say it could be ice from liquid oxygen in the rocket.
1:45 | 04/27/21

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We move to that mysterious close encounter flying past the spacex rocket minutes after liftoff last week. Gio Benitez is tracking the good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, George, good morning. The internet lighting up with questions over this video. Did the object come from the rocket or from somewhere else? This morning, some possible answers. This morning, a potential close call caught on camera, a mysterious object captured on tape flying very close to the spacex crew dragon with four astronauts on board. Ignition and liftoff. Reporter: Take a look at this video. Just 12 minutes after the astronauts left planet Earth Friday morning part of the falcon 9 rocket separates from the dragon. That's when some kind of object flies between the two. Take a closer look in slow but what exactly was that object seen early in the flight? Sources telling us it appears to be ice from the liquid oxygen in that rocket. Bt this morning, no official confirmation on what it was. The thing that makes me think that that is just most likely a piece of ice is that it happened right at the time where they were going -- while they were intercertified into orbit. Lots of hugs and smiles. Reporter: In the end the astronauts arriving safely at the international space station over the weekend to begin their six months of research. And back here live at the intrepid museum in New York, we have the space shuttle enterprise behind me. This played a huge role in understanding ice buildup. This may do the same and spacex likely will look at it frame by Thank you. Coming up next an exclusive report on the booming used car

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