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Debris from space launch lands in Amazon

Debris From Space Satellite Launch Lands In Amazon

Debris from a space launch has crashed in the Amazon. A Brazilian fisherman found a large piece of debris from a July 2013 European Satellite Launch.

The 73-year-old fisherman noticed debris the size of a car floating on a remote river last Saturday, and upon close inspection noticed the logo of the United Kingdom Space Agency.

Local police initially doubted the man's claims but a spokesperson from the space agency confirmed its authenticity, saying, "It is the launch vehicle payload shroud from the Alphasat launch last year. It probably landed in the atlantic and then floated inland."

It took ten people to remove the debris from the river.

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melvnr May 01 2014 at 10:24 PM

".......It probably landed in the atlantic and then floated inland."

Huh??

Since when does the sea run up the rivers??

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cmccraryjr melvnr May 01 2014 at 10:46 PM

Well...At HIGH TIDE, the tide runs INTO the estuary of the river, carrying all the detritis that is floating in the water with it. When the tide turns, something that's just barely afloat hangs up on roots, rocks, or whatever is in the river, and stays inshore. The next high tide, the water once again raises whatever is lodged along the riverbank, and drives it further up river. This cycle repeats over, and over again, twice a day. It is not unusual to find bodies from automobile accidents many miles upstream from where the wreck occurred.

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Alan May 01 2014 at 11:53 AM

What's he gonna do with it now? Sell it on E-bay or something?

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CPA11973 Alan May 01 2014 at 1:16 PM

why not, you can buy just about anything there

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ducks4994 May 01 2014 at 11:33 AM

Hey people, it is part of the shroud (cover) for the payload to protect the satellite during launch. It falls away after the rocket passes through the atmosphere, as it is designed to do.

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tucktwo ducks4994 May 01 2014 at 1:16 PM

So this really got me to thinking, the piece of the launch that has been blasted into space then broke apart, over a year ago, has been found in the Amazon River, FLOATING! But still not a trace of MH 370? Really?

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smgeronimo May 01 2014 at 11:22 AM

It's all O'Bama's fault

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WillTackett smgeronimo May 01 2014 at 12:28 PM

Really. Stupid.

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ardeiat smgeronimo May 01 2014 at 12:47 PM

Poor Mr. Obama! He has to fight so many idiots!

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laferiabil May 01 2014 at 11:04 AM

What kind of insurance do i need to protect me from loss resulting frrom falling space launch vehicles. Are there any attorneys available to file suit for loss resulting from damage caused by falling debris from space. Who is responsible for the fact it didn't burn up on reentry? Oh my god! So many questions and so few answers What next???

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James laferiabil May 01 2014 at 11:11 AM

Not burning up on re-entry, maybe NASA should be looking at that material to cover the
next generation space shuttle/space station van/space station yugo...... :-P

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bootsnchaps60 laferiabil May 01 2014 at 11:16 AM

Perhaps rather than finding insurance you should find a therapist to help you with your obsession about things like this. Or are you looking for a way to cash in if by the highly unlikely possibility that you'll be hit by space junk? Who's responsible? How about Bush?

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Michelle CD bootsnchaps60 May 01 2014 at 12:25 PM

Make it Obama, bush wasn't in office a year ago, and nothing legal has gone on in Obama's administration yet.

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Mr. Sinatra May 01 2014 at 10:18 AM

There is a massive cover-up going on here. This was not debris from Alphasat. It was from Virtucon Industries, Dr. Evil's evil empire. And it is solid evidence that he was in fact frozen and at one time returned to Earth in a cryogenic chamber. And it was remnants of this chamber that were in fact found in the Amazon. My guess is he is now plotting to again extort the heads of all countries into paying a hefty ransom - say one hundred billion dollars - or he will drill into the Earth's core, ignite a stolen nuclear warhead, and release hot mag-ma onto the major cities of the Earth. His plan is always the same. There are reports that they found cat DNA among the wreckage they found, lending further suspicion that Mr. Bigglesworth, Dr. Evil's evil nude cat was at one time present in the cryogenic chamber, as we all know. Austin Powers, wherever you are, take heed baby. Shall we shag now, or shag later baby?

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debnaert May 01 2014 at 10:10 AM

Liberal scum........... liars and deceivers..... all the truth is NOW coming out about the murders of BENGHAZI. And Clinton KNEW the tape was a political ploy before elections and stood right there in front of the deceased men's caskets and LIED TO THEIR RELATIVES! SHE is a deceiver and a LIAR! Just like her husband. And OBAMA KNEW AND APPROVED IT! But then we all KNOW at this point that they are all LIARS and DECEIVERS!

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garabian May 01 2014 at 10:08 AM

What amazes me is that the US cuts back on space exploration while other countries that have far less resources are engaged. By the way, how in the world did Maylasia afford a multi billion dollar Boeing state of the art airliner? Did they sign a Promissory Note?

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sprangerny May 01 2014 at 10:07 AM

How does AOL manage to ONLY video a video (from anothe news source) and not even collect and put any stills on this teaser piece? And the 'shouting heads' just gotta go. Very, very, very poor production staff. This is the softest news that's available anywhere.

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Mr. Sinatra sprangerny May 01 2014 at 10:21 AM

AOL is controlled by Virtucon Industries. Dr. Evils' evil empire. They are systematically distorting the truth. Be afraid... Be very afraid...

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Handgunner sprangerny May 01 2014 at 10:22 AM

Huffington Post is worse. You'll be lucky to get tthe site to load at all. If you do the advertisements keep the text jumping up and down the page making it impossible to read. Did you notice the staff are just a bunch of kids.

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jerryb182 Handgunner May 01 2014 at 11:15 AM

Glad nto hear what you had to say Huff Post loads slowly jumps and does not give all the news you expect At first I thought it was my computer Glad to know that I am not the only one having this experience.. Th longer AOL is in the social media business the worse it gets.

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smprfitom May 01 2014 at 10:03 AM

Breaking news: Pieces of MH370 found in Amazon.

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