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They confirm that the remains of the ship that fell in Australia belong to SpaceX

Australian officials confirmed this Thursday that the remains of a spacecraft that landed last July in a remote area of ​​the New South Wales region, to the southeast of the ocean country, belong to the space company SpaceXFounded by billionaire Elon Musk.

In a statement sent to Efe, the Australian Space Agency said that Its experts visited the snowy mountain region last SaturdayWhere two space debris were found, one 30 meters long, on separate agricultural and livestock properties.

“The (Australian Space) Agency confirmed that the remains are from the SpaceX mission and continues to maintain contact with their counterparts in the United States,” in addition to other federal and local agencies in the country, Deal with the matter “as appropriate”According to the statement.

On July 31, astrophysicist Brad Tucker, an expert at the Australian National University, released images and information on space debris belonging to Space X Crew-1 on his YouTube account. The non-pressurized part attached to the capsule that carries astronauts to and from space.

entered the earth’s atmosphere

According to astrophysicists, after its launch at Cape Canaveral (United States) in November 2020, the remnants of the device entered Earth’s atmosphere on the morning of July 9.

The largest piece, weighing about 30 kilograms, fell vertically into the property of Australian farmer Mick Minor, While the other, about 80 cm and about 15 kg, was found on the land of his neighbor Jock Wallace.

Australian Space Agency, which Didn’t rule out finding other SpaceX debris, has indicated in its statement that this government agency is working on a space reentry debris plan that sets out the roles and responsibilities of various entities in the country.

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