The wreckage of an Australian spaceship was found in the New South Wales mountains. They belonged to the SpaceX rocket, according to the Australian Space Agency. Brad Tucker, an Australian National University College of Science astrophysicist, said that the debris could be Australia’s largest space debris piece since pieces of NASA’s Skylab space station crashed into Earth in southwest Western Australia in 1978.
The longest piece, measuring 3 meters in length, was found stuck in the ground by a sheep pen. Local farmers also found similar fragments earlier in the region. Local residents claim that they started to find debris shortly after July 9’s explosion. It is believed that the explosion was related to the SpaceX Dragon’s re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere.
” An agency confirmed that this was the SpaceX mission’s wreckage and continued to communicate with colleagues in the US as well as local authorities.” said a spokesperson for the Australian Space Agency.