Rocket debris believed to have come from Elon Musk’s SpaceX has rained down on a sheep farm in rural Australia, puncturing the landscape with jagged chunks of metal.
Clusters of rockets were found embedded in farmland by local farmer Mick Miners of Jindabyne, New South Wales.
Locals reported hearing a loud bang in the Snowy Mountains area of the region before the debris was found, Australia’s ABC reported.
Australian space experts said they believed the rocket parts came from a discarded crew capsule used by SpaceX’s manned Dragon 2020 mission to the International Space Station.
The capsule was thrown into space after completing its mission and should eventually splash into the ocean.
Brad Tucker, a space expert at the Australian National University, told local radio station 2GB: “SpaceX has this capsule that takes people into space, but there’s a bottom part… so when the astronauts come back, they leave the bottom part in space before the capsule lands.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/08/03/debris-elon-musks-spacex-rocket-rains-farm/ Debris from Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket rains down on farm