Brazilian fisherman caught a piece of space rocket

Brazilian fisherman caught a piece of space rocket

The fisherman Manuel Alves from Salinópolis stumbled upon a huge fragment of a space rocket. Origin findings quickly established by the inscriptions on the casing - apparently, it's part of the carrier rocket "Ariane 5", which started on July 25 from Kourou in French Guiana, which is delivered into orbit a European telecommunications satellite Alphasat.

Brazilian fisherman caught a piece of space rocket

This information was already confirmed Julie Short, a spokesman for the UK Space Agency. According to her, the debris had to fall in the Atlantic Ocean, then probably they just blew over.

Brazilian fisherman caught a piece of space rocket

Whatever it was, such incidents cast a shadow on the decision of the European Space Agency, is launched near the Amazon - the more so that the item could be radioactive.