Florida: Family files claim against NASA for 1.6 pounds of space debris that plummeted into home

It’s the 21st century. This would have been an aside in a 20th century movie about the 21st century- now it’s reality

A family in Florida says it has filed a claim against NASA after a hunk of space junk rocketed through the roof and subflooring of their home this spring.

The debris was confirmed by NASA to be a 1.6-pound stanchion comprised of nickel-chromium. The stanchion essentially held a battery in place to a cargo pallet that weighed nearly 6,000 pounds. It is roughly 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. It was meant to burn up in the atmosphere when it was released by the International Space Station on March 8, but did not.