Apr 21, 2014
The Planetary Society
Forensic Ballistics: How Apollo 12 Helped Solve the Skydiver Meteorite Mystery
The news went viral a couple of weeks ago. A team in Norway announced that a skydiver was almost struck by a meteorite in flight over the strera airstrip near Rena, Norway.
Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor - and Captures it on Film
It sounds like a remarkable story, almost unbelievable: Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago near Hedmark, Norway and while he didn't realize it at the time, when he reviewed the footage taken by two cameras fixed to his helmet during the dive, he saw a rock plummet past him.