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Space garbage hits Florida home, NASA confirms

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A piece of garbage from the International Space Station survived reentry and crashed into a home in Florida last month, according to NASA. The trash, weighing around 5,800 pounds, was expected to disintegrate during its descent into Earth’s atmosphere on March 8. However, a small piece roughly the size of a smartphone made it through and caused damage to the home. NASA confirmed that it was a piece of discarded space station cargo after analyzing it at Kennedy Space Center. The incident raises questions about future space debris disposal efforts.