After its November 2020 flight into space, a piece of space debris from Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew-1 vehicle smashed upon an Australian farmer’s property.
After hearing a massive explosion from a sheep pasture on their Snowy Mountains farm, farmer Mick Miners’ family was informed of the object’s arrival.
According to the miners, officials contacted Australian National University space expert Brad Tucker to investigate the bizarre find. The rubbish appeared to be a tree from a distance, but upon closer investigation, it was revealed to be trash.
Tucker stated on the radio that the SpaceX Crew-1 trunk included “certainly space garbage.”
“SpaceX has this capsule that takes humans into space, but there is a bottom part… so when the astronauts come back, they leave the bottom part in space before the capsule lands,” he continued.
When the object crash-landed in southern New South Wales, a loud explosion was also reported, and several locals claim to have witnessed it.
On the same day, a nearby farmer named Jock Wallace noticed a foreign object had crashed on his property, but happily, neither his nor the Miners’ homes were damaged.
Tucker stated that the Australian Space Agency has taken up the problem now that the object has been identified, as it still officially belongs to SpaceX and there is a “legal process.”