And speaking of re-entering satellites…
“We saw a big ball of fire rushing across the sky and a little spark came off of it,” recalls Tulsan Lottie Williams…
“I felt a little tap on the back of my left shoulder and I thought someone was just trying to get my attention, and I knew everybody else that I walked with were nowhere near me to be doing that,” says Williams. “I turned around and looked back because you could hear it hit the ground.”
via FOX23 News
It turned out to be a small piece of the second stage of a Delta II booster re-entering the atmosphere. There’s lots more at the link. She is the only person ever to be hit by a piece of re-entering debris.
- What It Feels Like To Get Hit By Falling Space Junk [Science] (gizmodo.com)
- What happens when you get hit by space junk (news.cnet.com)
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