A third piece of space junk has been found in the NSW Snowy Mountains, believed to be linked to a SpaceX craft.
Two other pieces of debris were recently found by farmers at neighbouring properties in Numbla Vale, after a loud bang was heard in the region on July 9. Many of those who heard the bang took to social media to report it across the Snowy Mountains in southern NSW, and as far away as Albury, Wagga Wagga and Canberra. [...]
Dr Tucker said, "This doesn't happen that often, so it's not like you pull out this standard 'space junk landed in my sheep paddock' form. There's a lot of unique work that has to be done."
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Is that why we've heard so much talk about the "irresponsible uncontrolled re-entry" of the Long March 5 first stagelately? Really, everyone clean their shit up.
The Dragon trunk is comparatively tiny and very light but it also performs an uncontrolled re-entry. SpaceX may have assumed that it would burn up completely. These pieces appear to be capable of causing properly damage, injury, or death.
I guess we'll see if SpaceX changes the flight profile so the trunk reenters at a planned point or changes the materials.
It wouldn't be a legit Elon Musk Joint if there wasn't the probability that some rando could die for a preventable reason.
It's OK - the space junk's autopilot will switch off 0.1 seconds before it destroys the school bus full of disabled toddlers, so it won't be Elon's fault.
Someone should absolutely make that form.