NASA confirms space debris that hit Florida home piece of ISS loading equipment

A piece of space debris that hit a home in Naples, Florida, in March was a piece of the International Space Station, according to NASA.

NASA had expected the debris — old and depleted nickel hydride batteries that were dumped in March 2021 — to burn up completely in the atmosphere by March 8 of this year.

On March 8, however, a piece of debris came rocketing through the atmosphere and pierced through two stories of Alejandro Otero’s Naples home. The timing was suspicious, since the impact occurred at 2:34 p.m. EST, while U.S. Space Command recorded the reentry of the ISS’s space debris at 2:29 p.m.

Otero posted on X on March 15, “Hello. Looks like one of those pieces missed Ft Myers and landed in my house in Naples.
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