Space: Dropout Drops In

It was enough to make the people of Wethersfield, Conn., look skyward and ask the heavens: Why pick on us? For the second time in eleven years, a local family experienced a shock from space: a meteorite crashing through the roof. This time a 6-lb. extraterrestrial chunk, plummeting about 1,000 m.p.h., smashed through the ceiling of the home of Wanda and Robert Donahue as they were watching M*A*S*H on television. The rock landed under the dining room table and no one was injured. In April 1971, a 12½-oz. meteorite ripped into a Wethersfield...

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