History was made on May 30, when NASA astronauts on a SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully launched from American soil for the first time since 2011. The launch also marked the first time that astronauts were sent into space on a private space ship.
However, alien enthusiasts say there was another landmark in the launch, with some claiming to spot a UFO monitoring the Crew Dragon.
A bright light can be seen zooming diagonally from the bottom left corner to top right in the footage from SpaceX.
Prominent conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring stated this is “100 percent” evidence of extraterrestrial existence, and the aliens are trying to watch history being made.
Mr Waring wrote on his blog ET Database: “This is a great capture of a UFO flying past the Dragon SpaceX capsule while it was about to dock at the space station.
“This UFO passed in front of the SpaceX capsule, so we know its small, like an alien drone monitoring history being made.
“It’s strange that neither NASA or SpaceX mentions what this strange glowing object is since it came within a few meters of the capsule carrying two astronauts.
“You would think anything that close would be seen as a possible threat to the lives of the astronauts, but nothing was said.
“100 percent proof that alien life exists out there.”
Scientists who have worked for NASA in the past have a much simpler explanation for all of the bizarre UFO sightings reported.
According to former NASA engineer James Oberg, most UFO sightings are nothing more than “space dandruff” floating in front of cameras.
These specks of dandruff can be anything from bits of chipped paint drifting aimlessly in zero gravity, flakes of ice or ISS insulation that has broken off.
He said: “I’ve had enough experience with real spaceflight to realise that what’s being seen in many videos is nothing beyond the ‘norm’ from fully mundane phenomena occurring in unearthly settings.”
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Mr Oberg argued the human brain is not wired to make sense of these tiny objects floating above Earth.
Since 2011, international space agencies, including NASA, have been relying on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, created by the national space agency Roscosmos, to taxi astronauts to and from the ISS for cost reasons.
However, private companies such as SpaceX have now made it affordable for the likes of NASA to launch from home turf once again.
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