In 1972 a number of heavy titanium spheres, about twice the size of a basketball, dropped out of the sky and landed in paddocks across Ashburton.
But was it Aliens? An elaborate hoax? No. It was Russia. One of their space crafts had fallen to pieces over Canterbury.
To tell us a bit about the history, Owen Moore, Treasurer of the Ashburton Aviation Museum – where one of those space balls currently lives talks to Jesse about their unique museum piece!