Samsung Space Satellite Falls from Sky, Lands in Michigan
A pseudo Samsung space satellite fell from the sky Saturday morning in Gratiot County, just 45 minutes west of Saginaw, according to the Morning Sun.
Nancy Welke heard the crash around 8:45 a.m., just before she and her husband, Dan, were going to let their horses out, the Gratiot County Herald reported.
The satellite fell near Barry Road between Polk and St. Charles. Gratiot Central Dispatch warned drivers to stay clear of the area. According to Gratiot Central Dispatch officials, the fire department had the roadway closed due to a large object caught in live power lines. The road reopened 30 minutes later.
“Unbelievable. Look what just fell out of the sky and 911 is baffled and it’s caught up in our tree,” Welke said in a post on Facebook.
According to an article from Samsung Newsroom U.K., the Samsung SpaceSelfie is a project designed for their consumers to get their pictures in space.
“With over 200 hours at 65,000 feet above the earth, the S10
" >5G will showcase the strength of Samsung’s innovations and how it continues to design products that make what was previously impossible, possible,” according to the article.
According to an email statement from Samsung, the landing was planned, and no injuries occurred Saturday when the “Samsung Europe’s SpaceSelfie balloon” landed.
“Earlier today, Samsung Europe’s SpaceSelfie balloon came back down to earth. During this planned descent of the balloon to land in the U.S., weather conditions resulted in an early soft landing in a selected rural area,” according to the Samsung statement.
“We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.”