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NASA ought to pay up after space debris punched a hole in my roof, homeowner says


A Florida homeowner has sued NASA for more than $80,000 in compensation after debris from the International Space Station smashed a hole in his roof.

Alejandro Otero is understandably upset that the plummeting trash crashed into his family's house on March 8. According to his attorney Mica Nguyen Worthy, nobody was injured, and only Otero's son Daniel was home at the time.

The debris "left a sizable hole from the roof through the sub-flooring," the father's legal team said at the end of last week.

NASA confirmed in April debris, part of a battery pack it had jettisoned from the International Space Station back in 2021, had hit a home in Naples, Florida. Otero's counsel told The Register it was undisputed that the equipment that landed on the Oteros' home was the kit dumped by NASA.

The American agency said it would not be appropriate ...


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