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Celebrities freak out over SpaceX rocket launch

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Celebrities freak out over SpaceX rocket launch

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WATCH SpaceX rocket launch sparks reports of strange light

Hundreds of people called authorities Friday night when Elon Musk's SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket.

The Los Angeles Fire Department sought to quell any fears among Southern California residents with a statement saying that a "mysterious light in the sky is reported to be as a result of Vandenburg Air Force Base launching [a] rocket to put satellite into space" in Lompoc, California.

PHOTO: SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket lifts off in the air, as seen from Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 22, 2017.Twitter/Joshua Berson/@bersonphoto via Reuters
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off in the air, as seen from Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 22, 2017.

Celebrities were among the many in the area who reacted to the view of the rocket which was carrying 10 low-orbit satellites from Iridium Communications.

Stars such as Orlando Bloom, Don Cheadle and Zendaya took to social media to express either concern or excitement.

SpaceX rocket launch causes concern across Southern California

PHOTO: The contrail from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen from Long Beach, Calif., more than 100 miles southeast from its launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 22, 2017.Javier Mendoza/AP
The contrail from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen from Long Beach, Calif., more than 100 miles southeast from its launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 22, 2017.

Bloom, 40, shared a photo of the rocket on Instagram, with the caption in part, "I’m so over excited."

Meanwhile, Zendaya, 21, wondered what she was seeing. "Wtf is in the sky…," she wrote on Twitter.

er…yea this just flew over my house [email protected] is this space X or #ufo I’m so over excited ?? #anothersuccessfullaunch #falcon9

A post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom) on Dec 22, 2017 at 5:47pm PST

Wtf is in the sky…

— Zendaya (@Zendaya) December 23, 2017

Here's who else couldn't get enough of that bright light in the sky:

uh … pic.twitter.com/MrqKgZArk7

— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) December 23, 2017

@spacex launch over my house tonight. Incredible. Go Elon!!!

A post shared by Rob Lowe (@robloweofficial) on Dec 22, 2017 at 5:46pm PST

What is this in the sky? pic.twitter.com/pjcp2MlH4v

— will.i.am (@iamwill) December 23, 2017

Does anyone know what we just saw in the skies above San Diego? pic.twitter.com/EFNBh87Hc8

— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) December 23, 2017

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