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SpaceX rocket debris lands on Washington state owner’s property


The wreckage of a SpaceX rocket that re-entered the atmosphere last week was found on an owner’s property in Central Washington state, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

The 5-foot-long composite-wrapped pressure vessel came from the “second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that did not have a desorb burn,” the National Weather Service said, according to Q13 FOX in Seattle.

The sheriff’s office said the landlord had no comment and wanted to be left alone.

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The debris left a four-inch dent in the ground, but no other damage has been reported, according to KOMO-TV in Seattle.

SpaceX has since recovered the pressure vessel, which KOMO reported would have contained pressurized helium.

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The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed in Florida as planned, SpaceX said Wednesday, according to Q13. The rocket launched Starlink satellites for Internet access.

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