China’s Tiangong-1 (translated to “Heavenly Palace“) space station went out of control in 2016 and is expected to crash back to Earth sometime between March 30 to April 6th. Satellite trackers know that the 34 foot, 18,753 lbs. station should come down somewhere between 43 degrees North and 43 degrees South latitude, which could drop on a number of major cities. More
Living at 46 degrees North latitude has its benefits.
That anywhere near Chappaqua, Ny. ?
I vote for the nation’s capital.
Incorrect. Tiangong tlansrate to “Skyrab”.
I think it would be fitting, if it landed square on the Bill Clinton Presidential Library & Massage Parlor… 😉
Sum Ting Wong!
Landing in DC would be good, only if it hit the Capital building while Congress is in session!
Somewhere between 43 degrees North and 43 degrees south???? Holy Shit, that is where 90% of the worlds population lives. They couldn’t narrow this down a little bit?
I’m on the 45th parallel.
I’ll be watching. If it crashes nearby then I’m going to get their ASAP an lie down. Then I’m calling Doowee, Cheatem & Howe Lawyers.
Won’t this thing be consumed entering earth’s atmosphere?
“… somewhere between 43 degrees North and 43 degrees South latitude …”
I could have guessed that without looking at the sky.
C’mon … that’s like anywhere between Chicago and the Cape Horn … they can’t do math any better than that?
Maybe we DO need more females in the STEM group …
izlamo delenda est …
“What, me worry?” – A.E.N.
@PHenry March 21, 2018 at 4:40 pm
> Won’t this thing be consumed entering earth’s atmosphere?
An hour later and it’s flying again.
After it smashes into the Earth, in 30 minutes you’ll be hungry again.
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I’ll take Pyongyang NK at 39˚N for the Rocketman Alex.
If it hits Detroit no one would notice…
A good explanation of the broad margins:
While it would be not ideal for me being somewhat local, if it were to crash into DC I’d absolutely be ok with that. Yeah it would be inconvenient and likely toxic for me. I’ll manage. If for some reason it misses, I’d like the next meteor to visit the capitol please.