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Kicker: Extraterrestrial insurance claim


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A piece of space junk crashes through a two-story home in Florida

The international space station Associated Press/Photo by NASA, File

OTERO: Is it heavy? Holy cow.

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Something came crashing down through the roof of a home in Florida last month.

Homeowner Alejandro Otero at first thought maybe it came from space debris. Sound here from UPI:

OTERO: It almost hit my son. He was two rooms over and heard it all.

Eventually the family managed to pull a three inch long metal cylinder out of their floor, two stories down. Otero says the International Space Station was scheduled to expel debris… but it was supposed to burn up in the atmosphere.

OTERO: I was shaken. I was in disbelief. What are the chances of something landing on my house?

This week NASA said that the object probably came off the International Space Station. Nothing yet confirmed, though.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: That’ll be an interesting insurance claim… outta this world!

BROWN: It’s The World and Everything in It.

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