- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - A popular recreation spot in Kodiak has reopened a month-and-a-half after it closed following the explosion of a rocket taking off from the Kodiak Launch Complex.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror (https://bit.ly/1rnwNci) reports Fossil Beach is fully open but people won’t be allowed on some land next to part of the road.

Alaska Aerospace Corp. says a temporary safety exclusion zone has been established east of the road while work continues to ensure that this area is free of hazards.

Officials restricted access to the beach to allow debris to be removed after the Aug. 25 explosion.

The rocket was meant to carry a hypersonic glider into the upper atmosphere to test an experimental Army weapons system. Testers destroyed the rocket after they detected an anomaly.

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Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror, https://www.kodiakdailymirror.com

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