Alien craft visit Earth! Well, not quite aliens [just Americans...], but certainly from outer space.
It seems there has actually been an American moonbase on the dark side of the Moon since the late 1970's. Named Moonbase Alpha, the base has it's own specially designed craft. They are suitable for travelling around the Moon's surface but are capable, in certain conditions, of making the return trip to Earth. This now ageing fleet has been recalled to Earth now that the Cold War is well over and secrecy is no longer required. The fleet of "eagles" will be mothballed and replaced with a modern fleet capable of travel to other planets in the solar system; Mars being the obvious destination.
This shot was taken today as the fleet arrived at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Read more about U.S. space programmes at the N.A.S.A. website: