Originally Posted by BlueAngel
So, your family member who picked up a piece of the Space Shuttle debris is one of the persons in the article you posted?
No, the article is just an example of how much is still out there. My family member made his living diving for lobsters on the ocean floor just off the coast of the space center. He came across a piece of the orbiter one day while he was working, and brought a piece of it back with him to the surface. He didn't tell anyone he did so, obviously, as it was illegal to keep it.