Coast Guard Monitoring Falcon 9 Rocket Debris Field Located Off Florida-Georgia Coast

By  //  June 30, 2015

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Debris recovery hotline is 1-866-392-0035

The Coast Guard is working in close coordination with SpaceX and partner agencies to monitor the Falcon 9 debris field currently located more than 150 miles off the Florida-Georgia coast. (NASA.gov video image)

The Coast Guard is working in close coordination with SpaceX and partner agencies to monitor the Falcon 9 debris field currently located more than 150 miles off the Florida-Georgia coast. (NASA.gov video image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Coast Guard is working in close coordination with SpaceX and partner agencies to monitor the Falcon 9 debris field currently located more than 150 miles off the Florida-Georgia coast.

The Coast Guard is cautioning vessels transiting that area and asking the public to report any sightings of debris that may wash ashore.

Currently, no impacts from debris are expected for Florida beaches, and authorities will continue to monitor for any changes to this estimate.

“As with any incident involving spacecraft wreckage, debris should not be handled by members of the public,” said Capt. Jeffrey Dixon, commander Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville.

“These critical pieces of evidence are important in the investigation process and should be reported immediately to SpaceX or U.S. Coast Guard.”

The SpaceX debris recovery hotline is 1-866-392-0035.


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