According to the US space agency NASA, an object that crashed into a house in the US state of Florida came from the International Space Station (ISS). It was already disposed of there in 2021.

Alejandro Otero reported in mid-March that an object had fallen into his home in the US state of Florida. It pierced the roof, crossed two floors and narrowly missed Otero’s son. His theory: It could be a cargo pallet with old batteries that the International Space Station (ISS) dropped in 2021.

Otero shared his experience in a post on X, including footage that captured the break-in at 2:34 p.m. (7:34 p.m. UTC). Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell confirmed the time. It agrees “very well with the Space Force’s estimate of reentry over the Gulf at 1929 UTC.” McDowell also emphasized that NASA was not the right point of contact in this case. “I have referred the matter to the Aerospace Corporation experts who deal with these types of things.”

The US space agency NASA has now confirmed that the object came from the International Space Station (ISS). The object is a fragment of a cargo pallet of old batteries – waste that was dropped from the ISS in 2021. It should have entered the atmosphere “safely.”

NASA said it was investigating why the 700-gram object was not completely destroyed in the atmosphere and whether practices need to change.