Re: Ariane-5 nose cone?

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Sun Mar 05 2000 - 00:39:51 PST

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    At 10:46 2/03/00 -0800, you wrote:
    >CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Rocket nose cone -- or hot tub? 
    >A NASA specialist traveled to the the Texas coast Tuesday to identify what
    >be a piece of a French spacecraft.  Nicholas Johnson, an expert on orbital
    >debris, is trying to determine if the dome-shaped object found last week on
    >Mustang Island is a nose cone from an Ariane-5 rocket booster. 
    It seems a bit difficult to believe it is an Ariane-5 rocket nose cone.
    The nose cone of an Ariane 5(and other rockets) are ejected from the rocket
    before achieving orbital velocoty.  If they survive atmospheric reentry,
    they splash down and sink to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean(if they don't
    burn up).  Texas isn't situated close to the ground track of an Ariane
    rocket so I believe it is something else.
    Tristan Cools
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