Exploded SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Debris Recovered Off Coast of England

By  //  November 28, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: A piece of debris, likely from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, has been found floating off the coast of England, more than 4,000 miles from where it exploded 148 seconds after takeoff from Cape Canaveral on June 28.

A piece of debris, likely from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, has been found floating off the coast of England, more than 4,000 miles from where it exploded 148 seconds after takeoff from Cape Canaveral on June 28.

The debris is barnacle-encrusted and is about 33 feet by 13 feet, with “Falcon 9” visible on the debris, Joseph Thomas told CNN.

Thomas is the boat captain who spotted the wreckage in the waters between Bryher and Tresco in the Isles of Scilly on Thursday afternoon.

“My first thoughts were, it might be a whale or something dead floating on the surface, because there were seabirds feeding off it,” said Thomas, a skipper for Tresco Boat Services. “It turned out they were feeding off goose barnacles.”

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Writing appeared to be visible on the debris, so there were fears it could have come from a plane. The reality was even more remarkable.

“Once we got it ashore with the help of another vessel, (the coastguard) scraped some of the goose barnacles off, and it just so happened the first place they scraped, they found the flag,” Thomas said.


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