Kevin Eichelberger found a beached Falcon 9 in the Bahamas. Lucky guy! Credit: Kevin Eichelberger

On May 29, Twitter user Kevin Eichelberger scored what will probably go down as the find of his beach-combing career: the briny, barnacle-encrusted wreckage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

This may be as close as I get to my lifelong dream of visiting space (hopefully not though) via

— Kevin Eichelberger (@kpe) May 29, 2015

. @elonmusk we found part of your @SpaceX washed ashore in the Bahamas w/

— Kevin Eichelberger (@kpe) May 29, 2015

@kpe @SpaceX @grierallen @natedapore Cool, thanks for letting us know. This is helpful for figuring out fairing reusability.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2015

Eichelberger, who according to his Twitter bio runs a Charleston, South Carolina-based e-commerce company called Blue Acorn, said he’d mail whatever hardware he could pry off the wreckage back to SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California.

Dan Leone is a SpaceNews staff writer, covering NASA, NOAA and a growing number of entrepreneurial space companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public communications from the American University in Washington.