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Michigan family astounded after space equipment falls from sky into their front garden

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A Michigan-family was a bit taken aback when equipment from space landed in their front garden.

Nancy Welke and her husband Dan were going to let their horses out when they heard a crash around 8.45 a.m. to find what looked to be satellite equipment.

Apparently, the gear was still humming and making noise — the phrase “Samsung Space Selfie” written on it.

While it is unclear if the “SpaceSelfie” satellite that landed on the Welkes property with a parachute is one from the initial launch — part of the device, a low-altitude balloon, got caught up in a nearby power line.

Image via Nancy Welke

Samsung Electronics unveiled the world’s very first selfie sent to space this past week — a press release for the launch read:

“Samsung Electronics today unveiled the world’s first selfie sent to space, captured by actor, model and philanthropist Cara Delevingne and shown for the first time during a celebrity-filled event at the newly-opened Samsung KX experience space.”

“The selfie is the first of many that Samsung will lift into the stratosphere this month as part of SpaceSelfie, a mission to give everyone the chance to get their face in space.”

Image via Nancy Welke

“The event was hosted by Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo who introduced Cara as she revealed her playful first SpaceSelfie – captured on her Samsung S10+ – with Cara holding up a peace sign and wearing an astronaut helmet. The moment was also commemorated with an epic group selfie, taken by Cara herself, and featured A-list event attendees including; Italian rapper, singer and songwriter Fedez, best known as a judge on the Italian X Factor and his 2019 hit ‘Holding Out For You’ featuring Zara Larsson.”

Cara Delevingne shared:

“I’m honored to be Samsung’s SpaceSelfie pioneer! To celebrate, I wanted to take the first group selfie to go to space. I can’t wait for my fans to join us in space and get their hands on a SpaceSelfie of their own.”

Let’s just hope it stays in space where it belongs and does not hit too close to home…literally.