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ISS component falls into house in Florida, NASA confirms

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ISS component falls into house in Florida, NASA confirms

The owner informed NASA of the falling space debris.  — NASA
The owner informed NASA of the falling space debris. — NASA

An investigation by the US space agency NASA revealed on Monday that old pallet batteries from the International Space Station (ISS) survived their entry into the Earth’s atmosphere and landed in a house in Naples, Florida, this which constitutes a rare event where such waste crashes into a house. .

The owner was informed of the falling space debris and NASA analyzed it last month.

The ISS threw a huge pallet of batteries from its laboratory into space, believing that they would not reach Earth in one piece and would burn up upon entering the atmosphere. However, after three years, one piece survived.

NASA, in a blog post, said it was indeed a fragment of the flight support equipment used to mount the batteries on the cargo pallet, Gizmodo reported.

The international outpost in space released 5,800 pounds of nine batteries using the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

The ISS will conduct a detailed investigation into the drop, NASA said.  — NASA
The ISS will conduct a detailed investigation into the drop, NASA said. — NASA

The fall ended when the pallet returned on March 8 around 3:29 p.m. ET, somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico.

At the same time, the Florida resident reported that a cylindrical-shaped object had crashed into his home, forming a hole in the floor and ceiling.

The 4-ich object weighed 1.6 pounds, NASA said, and is made of Inconel metal alloy.

The blog post said: “The ISS will conduct a detailed investigation of the release and re-entry analysis to determine the cause of debris survival and update modeling and analysis, if necessary.”

The chances of space debris surviving re-entry are not zero. As competition for space intensifies, the risks of such incidents have increased.

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