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31 March 2018

Tiangong 1 expected to Crash to Earth Producing Meteors on 01APR2018

Update- Fall now predicted for Monday.
 
China space lab may fall to Earth on Monday: European Space Agency
Hindustan Times
Chinese authorities have said the roughly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 is unlikely to cause any damage when it comes down and that its fiery disintegration will offer a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower. The abandoned craft is expected to make its plunge between the afternoon of Sunday and early ...

Chinese space station hurtling towards Earth won't hit for another day
Telegraph.co.uk
A spokesman said that such falling spacecraft do "not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth". Lu Kang, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry, said the country would step up ...

Chinese space lab may fall to earth later than expected: European Space Agency
The Straits Times
Such falling spacecraft do "not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth", it said. Tiangong-1 - or "Heavenly Palace" - was placed in orbit in September 2011 and had been slated for a ...
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Chinese space station falling toward earth, expected to hit Sunday
9News.com KUSA
Phil Plait, an astronomer, says if you see it you may think it's a meteor show - but meteors are a little different. They're pieces of rock and ice and sometimes metal, and they're moving at very high speeds – think 20, 30, or 40 miles per second. “So when they burn up and burn across the sky they zip ...

Earth-bound space lab to be 'splendid' show, China says
Taipei Times
An out-of-control space laboratory that is to plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities said, but would offer instead a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency on Thursday said that the nearly 8-tonne Tiangong-1 would re-enter ...

China space station will offer 'splendid meteor shower' as April 1 crash date CONFIRMED
Daily Star
Instead, CMSEO said the spacecraft will “turn into a splendid [meteor shower] and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth". China's space agency lost control of the space lab on March 16, 2016, when it entered the “final phase” of its five-year lifespan. Since then experts using ...

Out-of-control 9-TONNE Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will give 'splendid show' when it ...
The Sun
THE out-of-control Chinese space station heading for Earth this weekend is expected to put on a "splendid show", according to experts. The Tiangong-1 space craft is expected to tear across the sky - similar to that of a meteor shower - once it plummets into the Earth's atmosphere somewhere between ...

Earth-bound space lab won't cause damage, says China
The Straits Times
BEIJING • An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, the Chinese authorities said, but will instead offer a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 ...

China says Earth-bound space lab to offer splendid show like meteor shower
Hindustan Times
An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will re-enter the ...

Falling Chinese Space Station to Crash This Weekend
Popular Mechanics
If you are lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time, you could see parts of the spacecraft burning up in the atmosphere, similar to a meteor shower. Astronomers and national space agencies are closely tracking the station, though in the final days leading up to reentry, it is impossible to say ...

Defunct Chinese space lab to plummet from sky this weekend
NEWS.com.au
But there is “no need for people to worry”, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said on its WeChat social media account. Such falling spacecraft do “not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as ...

Space Station Debris Could Hit Parts Of Indiana
Indiana Public Media
“It'll be a melted mangle of metal and you won't know what part of the spacecraft that came from” McCauley says. “It's just best to leave it alone.” He advises everyone to pay attention and stay alert and believes that the crash will be similar to a meteor shower, so there is no need to prepare in advance.
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