the arrival of a spaceship on the surface of Earth; cf. planetfall n.
The entire criterion of the exercise was whether the Vanguard and its crew could make Earthfall in one, well-integrated piece.
The day of Earthfall came.
Earthfall in a matter of days. Stick with it Sam, boy. Don’t give up now.
You've got another three weeks before Earthfall.
George O. Smith, in Thrilling Wonder Stories
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