Hilton Head islanders have mellow attitude about space trash

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Credit: Lee Coursey

If an enormous piece of garbage washed up on your fancy beachfront property, you might be inclined to be upset. Not the good people of Hilton Head though, perhaps because this piece of garbage was a chunk of a rocket, and rockets are cool. A representative of the United Launch Alliance, the company that built the rocket, explained to Hilton Head residents that the rocket piece really should have broken up and sank into the ocean. There are apparently no hard feelings, though, and the debris is heading for a museum.

Rocket debris found on beach goes to museum [wistv.com]

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