Elon Musk engaged in a lengthy Q&A before his latest rocket carrying 52 Starlink satellites was supposed to launch at 7:56pm EST, October 3rd. If you were watching Youtube's first listing, a channel named "SpaceX," you would have seen the rocket go up, along with a curious QR code at the top of the screen.
In fact, the rocket never made it off the ground. It was a live-engineered bitcoin scam.
Update: Youtube finally shut the stream down at 10:02 EST.
The video was deleted at 10:32pm EST.
Space.com: Update for 7:45 p.m. ET on Oct. 3: SpaceX is standing down from tonight's planned Starlink launch to allow more time for prelaunch checkouts, the company announced via Twitter(opens in new tab) on Monday evening (Oct. 3). The mission will launch on Tuesday (Oct. 4), unless the company's Crew-5 astronaut mission lifts off as planned on Wednesday (Oct. 5); in that case, SpaceX will stand down from the Starlink launch once again(opens in new tab) to focus on Crew-5.
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