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Federal officials seem to have lost interest when it left orbit. An FAA spokesperson said the launch license it grants SpaceX ended when SpaceX lost control of the rocket.Not my department says Wernher von Braun!
“Its subsequent uncontrolled, random reentry is not an FAA-licensed activity,” the spokesperson said. “The agency is not investigating it.”Andere Zeile aus dem Tom-Lehrer-Lied: "Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down..."
Lustigerweise haben die Reporter sich da einmal durch die Behörden telefoniert, um einen Zuständigen zu finden.
A NASA spokesperson said the federal space agency does not track debris from “non-NASA missions” and directed inquiries to the 18th Space Control Squadron of the U.S. Space Force.Und alle so: Who, me? (Danke, Christoph)
But that unit tracks only objects in orbit, said Space Force spokesperson Meaghan Dorroh, and “if they fall to the ground … it’s no longer the responsibility of Space Control to track them.”
She said the Federal Emergency Management Agency would be responsible for the recovery of such objects.
But at FEMA, a spokesperson said it “has not received a request for assistance from the state,” adding, “FEMA does not recover debris.”
SpaceX did not respond to repeated requests for comment about the incident.