Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Thank YOU China For Your Responsible Use Of Space Travel

Of course there is a 1-1000 chance that this junk will hit land. Chances are a huge piece of molten metal will hit the water but who knows with these pieces of orbital space garbage. I half want it to hit the same Chinese facility that made this thing in the first place.

It's pretty common for old satellites and other "space junk" to come falling back down to Earth. But while hundreds of pieces of debris come down each year, scientists are nervously watching a 19,000-pound Chinese space station's course because its out-of-control route is making it impossible to figure out where it will crash, CBS Denver reports.

The unmanned space lab named Tiangong-1 is expected to crash back down to Earth at some point in March. China reportedly lost control of the lab nearly two years ago, in June of 2016. The Chinese government later released an estimate that predicted Tiangong-1 would come down at some point in late 2017. The vague guess has led experts to conclude that the country's space agency has lost all ability to direct the crashing station's course or know where it will land.


Dr. Theda said...

Thank you for more info on this "Toxic" object ...!!!
(and very good post, Sir Kal )

Konsumterra said...

i saw skylab fall and it was a big nothing and went back to watching dr who

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I remember that one.