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The Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 May Crash Into Earth Within Days: How Exciting!

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Debris from a defunct Chinese space station could crash to Earth as early as Friday, scientists monitoring it say.

The Tiangong-1 was part of China’s ambitious space programme, and the prototype for a manned station in 2022.

It was put into orbit in 2011 and five years later completed its mission, after which it was expected to fall back to Earth.

Time and place of impact are hard to predict as it is no longer controlled.

The latest estimate for re-entry is between 30 March and 2 April.

Most of the station is likely to burn up in the atmosphere but some debris could survive to hit the surface of the Earth.

Man, Spring really is the best time of the year. Between baseball starting back, the Final Four this weekend, weather warming back up, and the possibility that there will be a crashing space station any day now, it’s really hard for any other season to keep up. Sure, you have Fall, or Autumn for you more fancy types, and that brings football, leaves changing, and pumpkin spiced lattes, but that still holds no LED candelabra to Spring. BTW, we are using LED candelabras now. Regular candles are fire hazards, folks. Safety is paramount.

Be that as it may, this space station situation seems like it lacked foresight. In my opinion, if you send metric tons of metal into space, you need to have a solid plan, backup plan, and a tertiary plan in place to get that metal back down to earth safely.

Honestly, that’s all I was thinking about when Elon Musk shot his Tesla into space. Driverless cars are out here killing people and we think that sending electric vehicles to fucking Mars is a good idea.

That’s enough about that. Anyway, as always, because I talked about space I will add Jason Mraz’s cover of Rocket Man.

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Remember when Matt Damon made potatoes from his poop on Mars? That was wild.

Legal disclaimer: if you get killed by the space station, I’m sorry.