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A piece of the International Space Station collided with a house in Florida: NASA

A piece of the International Space Station collided with a house in Florida: NASA

A piece of the International Space Station that was launched three years ago It crashed into a house in Florida Last month, according to NASA's Monday press release.

A charging pad was launched from the space station in March 2021. It was full of old batteries. When it was launched, it was supposed to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere without any damage, but a piece of it did not and eventually fell into a house in Naples, Florida, in early March of this year.

NASA confirmed on Monday that the object that struck Home in Florida on March 8 weighed 1.6 pounds.

wink newsa CBS News affiliate, was the first to report the object's crash.

The object collided with the house of Alejandro Otero, a resident of Naples, destroying the room and floor of the house.

“It was a huge sound. It almost hit my son. He was two rooms in and heard everything,” Otero told WINK News. Otero was not home when the incident happened, but the incident shook the entire family.

“I was shaking. I was in complete disbelief. What are the odds of something falling on my house that hard to cause that much damage,” Otero said. “I'm so thankful no one was hurt.”

The piece was cylindrical in shape, 1.6 inches wide and about 4 inches long. NASA examined and confirmed the purpose of the object at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“Based on examination, the agency determined the debris to be a prop from NASA flight support equipment used to mount the batteries on the charging pad.” NASA said Monday.

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NASA said that the International Space Station will conduct a probe to find out why debris remains when it falls through the Earth's atmosphere.

“NASA specialists use engineering models to estimate how objects will heat up and disintegrate as they reenter the atmosphere,” NASA said on Monday. “These models require detailed input parameters and are updated regularly when debris is found to have survived re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.”

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