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Raumfahrt - SpaceX Falcon-9: Trümmer an Land gespült bei Isles of Scilly

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The debris from one of Elon Musk’s doomed rockets has turned up on the quaint Isles of Scilly, just off the coast of Cornwall.
SpaceX Falcon-9 launched five months ago from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Now, it’s washed up in Cornish waters, spotted on the surface between the islands of Bryher and Tresco.
The American tech entrepreneur Musk is set on space tourism and is locked in a battle with Amazon owner Jeff Bezos in a new-age space race.
Billionaire Musk has seen success in his ventures to make affordable space travel a reality – yet some of his launches have gone wrong. In April, while the Dragon capsule reached the International Space Station, its rocket didn’t quite land on the intended ocean platform.
The SpaceX Falcon-9 wasn’t manned or piloted.
It wasn’t the entire rocket that was discovered on the Isles of Scilly – only a large section of alloy measuring 10m by 4m was recovered - and it is being held on the beach at Tresco.
The debris was apparently found by a coastguard patrol. It was picked up with the help of a local professional boatman.
Martin Leslie, coastal area commander for the coastguard, said: "The markings show an American flag. It looks like it's an American rocket and seems most likely to be the unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 which blew up shortly after take-off from Cape Canaveral in June.
"We're grateful for all those who helped in its recovery - it was a great example of the community working together."
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Debris from the doomed SpaceX Falcon-9 has washed up on the Isles of Scilly - five months after it exploded shortly after take off in Florida.
The unmanned rocket exploded as it left Cape Canaveral in June.
Scroll down to see the moment it happened.
The wreckage, a large section of alloy about 10m by 4m, was discovered by coastguards between Bryher and Tresco.
The local boatmen helped recover it.
Martin Leslie, coastal area commander for the coastguard, said: "The markings show an American flag. It looks like it's an American rocket and seems most likely to be the unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9..."
"We're grateful for all those who helped in its recovery - it was a great example of the community working together."
Meanwhile a Cornishman has told Pirate FM he believes he saw the debris dropping to earth as a fireball over Newlyn.
Nigel said: "If you can imagine kicking a football up in the air, it was about that size. It was a proper fireball with a tail coming behind it.
"It was about 3.30 on Friday the thirteenth.
"Because it seemed so low I thought it might miss the land but it would definitely fall in the sea - and someone at sea would see it."
The wreckage is currently being securely held on the beach at Tresco after being towed into New Grimsby.
Here's what it looks like...
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Quelle: PirateFM
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