Will Battle Creek Be Struck By A Chinese Space Station This Weekend?
Residents living in the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan may want to prepare for the crashing of a Chinese space station that is due to enter the Earth’s atmosphere between Saturday and Wednesday.
According to the Associated Press, the Aerospace Corp. says it could land along a strip of the U.S. that includes the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan and Gov. Snyder has activated the state's Emergency Operations Center to monitor the re-entry of China's Tiangong-1 space station.
The Aerospace Corporation provides technical guidance and advice on all aspects of space missions to military, civil, and commercial customers to assure space mission success. Aerospace Corp. predicts that most of the space station will disintegrate during re-entry but some debris may make landfall. Capt. Chris Kelenske, Michigan's deputy director of emergency management and homeland security, says "the chances are slim that any of the debris will land in Michigan, but the state is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond quickly if it does." The EOC says any suspected space debris should be considered hazardous.
For what it’s worth, the Chinese space agency’s latest estimate puts re-entry between Saturday and Wednesday. Keep in mind; these are the same people that lobbed it up there in the first place.