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22/01/1997 Lottie Williams is hit in the shoulder by space junk

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Satellite GOCE Entering Earth's Atmosphere space debris strikes people ask Lottie Williams

Oklahoma woman, Lottie Williams, was uninjured when she was hit in the shoulder by a 10 × 13 cm piece of blackened, woven metallic material confirmed as part of the propellant tank of a Delta II rocket owned by U.S. Air Force. As of December 2017, she is the only person ever hit by a piece of space debris.
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