Home Hit by What?!


(GoRealNewsNow.com) – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed that a section of the International Space Station ended up crashing into a Florida residence last month after being detached three years back.

The space station released a cargo pallet in March 2021, packed with old batteries.

The plan was for it to burn up harmlessly upon reentering Earth’s atmosphere, but a fragment failed to incinerate and landed unexpectedly in a Naples, Florida, home early this March.

NASA confirmed early this week that the object collided with the Florida house on March 8 and weighed 1.6 pounds.

Furthermore, the debris crashed into Alejandro Otero’s residence in Naples, tearing through a room and the floor.

Otero was not home at the time and recounted the intense experience, “I was shaking. I was completely in disbelief. What are the chances of something landing on my house with such force to cause so much damage. I’m super grateful that nobody got hurt.”

Likewise, NASA analyzed the object, which is described as cylindrical and measuring 1.6 inches wide by around 4 inches tall, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“Based on the examination, the agency determined the debris to be a stanchion from the NASA flight support equipment used to mount the batteries on the cargo pallet,” NASA stated.

In addition, NASA stated that the International Space Station will conduct an investigation to understand why the debris survived reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

In a released statement, NASA expressed, “NASA specialists use engineering models to estimate how objects heat up and break apart during atmospheric re-entry. These models require detailed input parameters and are regularly updated when debris is found to have survived atmospheric re-entry to the ground.”

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