An ABC7 News helicopter spotted a mysterious rocket being transported by a truck while they were in the air last week.
Local residents had no idea that a former Naval base was being used as a new space technology center.
The Daily Star reported:
The rocket was spotted on the tarmac at Alameda Naval Air Station, California, US, by a helicopter.
Locals were alerted to its presence after hearing the aircraft overhead, with one saying: “I heard a helicopter and when I look behind me, I see a giant truck with a huge missile on it.”
But the rocket’s existence is shrouded in mystery as there are no details on why it is there.
The aerospace research firm that supposedly created it doesn’t even have a name.
Californian news site ABC7 used their SKY7 chopper to capture the rocket.
They managed to obtain a lease application filed by the company with the City of Alameda that revealed the rocket, called Astra, is the world’s smallest.