Dubai citizens mistake Russian rocket for UFO

AP

A strange object in the skies over Dubai on Oct. 16 set pulses racing among local residents - and was frantically discussed on social networks.

Many people thought they were witnessing a burning aircraft, meteorite, or alien spaceship...

In fact, it was the Russian Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket - that was sending a Progress MS-07 spaceship into orbit.

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