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.
Bombs Awry in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 118/1
The day of Earthfall came.
We, the Marauders in Science Fiction Quarterly Feb. 53/1
Earthfall in a matter of days. Stick with it Sam, boy. Don’t give up now.
Microcosm in J. CarnellNew Writings in SF 20 65
You've got another three weeks before Earthfall.
Catalog of Woe in J. Czerneda Space Inc. 44
George O. Smith, in Thrilling Wonder Stories
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