Residents across parts of Central Texas from Robinson to Valley Mills reported loud sounds and flashes of light in the sky at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. or SpaceX confirmed that crews were testing a 9-engine rocket called Falcon Nine at the company’s facility in McGregor west of Waco.
McGregor police and firefighters were notified and McGregor residents were reportedly notified ahead of time.
SpaceX reported the test was successful.
The loud roar of the test lasted for several minutes.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.