What It Feels Like To Get Hit By Falling Space Junk

By Kelly Hodgkins on at

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. [Fox News]