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Typically, space junk ends up deep in the Pacific Ocean. But in this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we explore the story of when it plunged back to Earth … onto a street in small-town Wisconsin.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.