While vacationing in the OBX this washed up on the beach. Every morning my husband goes for a long walk on the beach and he always picks up trash. He came back and he laid this on the picnic table. Of course my response was...."What is that"? He said "Its a piece of the space shuttle Challenger. Well...needless to say we laughed at him the whole entire trip. And, he laughed with us...but, kept saying...that is what it was. Yea...right. LOL When I got home I hit the internet trying to find out what it was.