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By Drew Lawson
The Davenport Times 

The hunt for space junk is on

Portions of a fallen SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket are believed to have fallen between Odessa and Reardan

 

Last updated 5/4/2021 at 11:46am

Photo courtesy Robert Ward

Meteorite hunter Robert Ward, of Prescott, Arizona, found this 200-pound tank from a fallen SpaceX rocket earlier this month. He's traveled to Lincoln County twice in search of five to six pieces that experts believe crashed somewhere between Odessa and Reardan.

DAVENPORT – "BOOM!" What sounded like a bomb going off to Sami Guhlke hit the sky's soundwaves as the Reardan resident walked with her dog to pick up eggs from her family farm's chicken coop three miles south of town after the sun set March 25.

45 seconds later... "BOOM!" A second clap...then 45 seconds after that, a third... "BOOM!"

"At first I thought something went wrong at Fairchild (Air Force Base)," Guhlke said.

As it turned out, Guhlke wasn't the only person, locally or regionally, to hear the boom. In fact, many people captured its origin on camera across the state. Some surmised...



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