I found what I thought was a small meteor but having researched I think it's aluminum oxide slag, from a space shuttle rocket booster . Does anyone know who I should contact about this?
I found it last summer on the beach in Shuswap . It is a remarkable likeness in size texture and look as a previous picture of aluminum oxide slag of a rocket booster. It is visably melted with gold colored wire of sorts showing. I want to get it analyzed.From your "about" section, the object was definitely not orbiting the sun (else you wouldn't have it and the shuttle didn't go that far).
Falling from Earth's orbit is a possibility, but just as likely from any number of objects lobbed into space/orbit and crashing back to Earth.
When and where did you find this object?
Thank you for your adviceTake your sample to any scrap metal yard or gold dealer. They all have X-ray fluorescence spectrometers they use to assay metals. It will give you a percent of all the elements in it. There is no such thing as a test that can prove it came from the Space Shuttle.