DETROIT – A Samsung pseudo satellite fell from the sky Saturday morning in a rural Michigan neighborhood, 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.
According to Gratiot Central Dispatch officials, the fire department closed the roadway where the “satellite” fell because of 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.
In an article from Samsung Newsroom U.K., the Samsung SpaceSelfie project is designed for Samsung consumers to get their pictures with a backdrop of space using a high-altitude balloon to carry a Galaxy S10 5G phone into the stratosphere.
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“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 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 Saturday. “We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.”
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