Being a Cosmological question as to how a body falls through Space, it is open to many bodies. What would seem like a falling star to us on earth, particles of broken off matter, from many Outer Space bodies, purely burn up having moved through our visibility. We see it fall, (or shoot.).
Imagine star matter, bursting the bubble of its own gravitational position, and breaking into loose space matter. Projectiles are then shot in all directions, and at the point of fall, would either burn out, or be drawn into the attractive force of any other elemental likeness.
Everything in space is falling into all given directions from elementary beginnings and endings. Spiraling into a universe of galaxies, where expansion can only grow, like the atoms being split into their own attributes. Directions, then fuse within further orbital gravitational forces.
But there is a magic feel when it comes to a certain type of free fall. Like being up so high in a plane, looking down at the earth, it almost looks as if we are hardly moving. A stillness, together with the fact, that despite us moving at - let's say +- 885 kph or 550 mph - we scarcely feel this speed. Plus being on a given flight path, in which we must keep to.
Astronauts know that while in Orbit - their flight path - this is how they operate when inside or outside of their craft or station. The effect is of being within an anti-gravity field is that our astronauts appear to swim! Though they may appear to be floating and weightless, they are still free falling within their orbital space allotted.
The Asteroid Belt is a good example of this. Though broken lumps of a once-upon-a-time planet, unless one breaks out of their orbit, they just float around within their own free fall celestial orbital space. Like a fish in water, a medium we humans still must be protected equally in, as in outer space. Astronauts likewise need the protection of their craft and suits, as we are protected when in flight high up in a plane.
When anything has been observed as exploding into another planet, like Jupiter, what happens once it's burst through the barrier of our visibility within our telescopic eye, we cannot yet say. But it had to - being in space - come from somewhere, and thus, the term fall from, or through space. How ? Like a projectile which broke away. The speed was not visible, until it collided.
We can use all and any Space Currents - or Streams - and remain safely traveling within these highways of the sky-ways, once we know and understand these paths; as do our earth's ships, and the plane flight routes. And like the birds which do not fall from the sky, unless by accident or death, also know the sky-ways and air currents of their space to utilize. Outer Space is like this, once we have learned.
Falling through Space - as Outer Space - leaves much to be understood yet. The performance of it's full use - leaves free fall as we believe it to be - the unknown adrenalin rush, of pure safe travel. As liberated as knowing we are on auto pilot and headed within direction of our fall's destination. The gravity of our compass keeping us as safe as a gentle breeze within our hair, not feeling speed.
So long as we are bound to the gravity of rockets to even get off the ground, which either explode into falling pieces in our given space; we will never understand the true meaning of being free to move rather than fall - as we understand fall - in the Space we seek to comprehend more fully.
We have too much to learn before we can answer this question.