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Roskosmos: a piece of the rocket was put on the roof of Altai

May 8 2009

The Federal Space Agency of doubt in the fall of a piece of rocket on the apartment house in the village Baranovka Altai Territory. Roscosmos suggests that the chip placed on the roof of a local resident.

"It is possible that the chip was just moved to a local resident from another district. The fact that yesterday was launched from Baikonur launch vehicle Soyuz transport ship" Progress ", and I do not exclude that the fall of the severed parts, known to local residents, might serve as a pretext for transferring the fragments found earlier or in another area on the roof of a house with a view to obtaining compensation.

Only one fragment, and the house is outside the settlement area as defined by separating from the rocket stages of the carrier. In any case, no casualties or damage, to our knowledge, no, "- said a spokesman for the Federal Space Agency Alexander Vorobyov.

Recall that last night on the roof of a house collapsed portion of the rocket. Residents heard two cotton and sound. Morning arrived at the scene firefighters and rescue workers, who in a survey roof found metal fragments measuring 35 by 120 centimeters. As a result of the incident no one was hurt.

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