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What It Feels Like To Get Hit By Falling Space Junk

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We know that at least one person has been hit by space junk. Her name is Lottie Williams and she was hit by a piece of a Delta II rocket that fell to earth in 1997.

Her encounter with space debris happened in a park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was walking with some friends late at night, admiring the fireball that streaked across the sky. Shortly afterwards, she felt a tap on the shoulder and heard something hit the ground behind her.


That "something" was a small piece of fabric-like metal that weighed as much as an empty soda can. Analysis by several independent laboratories confirmed it came from a falling rocket. It must have been her lucky day as your risk of getting hit by space junk is 1 in 3,200. [Fox News]