Debris from a Crew Dragon cargo ship crashed in Australia

SPACE – One of the fallen pieces was described as an ‘obelisk from outer space’

Two farmers found space debris on their properties in the Snowy Mountains in southeastern Australia on July 9. A visit by technical experts from the Australian Space Agency (ASA) on July 30 confirmed that they were fragments of SpaceX’s space cargo ship, Crew Dragon. This one had carried out its very first manned flight, in November 2020, reports The Guardian.

Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist from the Australian National University, had already told the agency a few days earlier that the fall of this debris coincided with the return to the atmosphere of this SpaceX vessel. He then went there to identify these impressive objects by their size. “It’s almost like an obelisk from outer space,” he commented. The serial number inscribed on one of these parts facilitated their identification.

SpaceX’s expected reaction

Observers are now wondering about the response of Elon Musk’s company, which has not yet officially reacted. According to Brad Tucker, of(…) Read more at 20minutes

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