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Family Shocked After Equipment From Space Falls Into Their Front Garden

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Family Shocked After Equipment From Space Falls Into Their Front Garden

A family have had a bit of a shock when equipment from space landed in their front garden.

Nancy Welke and her husband Dan were heading to let their horses out, when they heard the crash at around 8.45am. But the last thing they were expecting to find on their Michigan property was what looked like satellite equipment.

The high-tech space gear was apparently still humming and making noise, and was apparently launched in to space by Samsung, with the wording: "Samsung Space Selfie" written on it.

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It is unclear if the "SpaceSelfie" satellite, which landed on the Welkes property with a parachute, is the one from the initial launch. A low-altitude balloon, which is thought to be a part of the device, got caught up in nearby power lines.

Credit: Nancy Welke
Credit: Nancy Welke

This past week, Samsung Electronics unveiled the world's first selfie sent to space. 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.

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"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 said, "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."

Credit: Samsung
Credit: Samsung

"SpaceSelfie gives consumers the chance to join Cara in space by uploading a photo to Samsung's 'Mission Control' website."

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"Images will then be selected at random, displayed on Galaxy S10 5G's 6.7-inch screen and captured using a unique view of planet earth as the backdrop. This photo will be sent back down to earth for its owner to share on social media.

"Tonight, we made history by unveiling the first selfie sent into space."

It is unclear if the "SpaceSelfie" satellite, which landed on the Welkes property with a parachute, is that from the inaugural launch. A low-altitude balloon, suspected to be a part of the device, got caught up in nearby power lines on Barry Rd. Apparently Samsung reps are going to pick up the equipment.

Featured Image Credit: Nancy Welke

Topics: Interesting, US News

Amelia Ward
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