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China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeks

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China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeks

Experts say it is impossible to plot where the module will re-enter the atmosphere, but the chance is higher in parts of Europe, US, Australia and New Zealand.

So precise!

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/06/chinas-tiangong-1-space-station-will-crash-to-earth-...

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Re: China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeks

Well we are over seventy percent covered in water so on balance I see little to worry about so, no tin hat on for me at least!

Anyways, at least they got something up there even if it's now falling down. When was the last time the UK launched anything into space - the 1970s?

Another "don't panic Mr Mainwaring" moment. 

 

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Re: China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeks

Will there be a lot left after its passage through the atmosphere?

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Re: China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeks

Mrs Minivanman received her new Tesco cooking pot today and yep, made in China. Do we make anything anymore?

Apparently there is (or was) a town in China called 'sock city' that turns out 8 billion pairs a year.

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Re: China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeks


@Minivanman wrote:

Do we make anything anymore?


 

Erm, Mess? We make a lot of mess... Funny

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@twocvbloke wrote:

@Minivanman wrote:

Do we make anything anymore?


 

Erm, Mess? We make a lot of mess... Funny


Eton Mess?

I don't know whether you saw the short series of programmes about IKEA recently, but they were trying to get their Chinese supplier of ceramic vases to make a random indentation in each vase before firing in order to make each one unique.  Initially the Chinese said they were not equipped to do this, they were only able to mass produce identical vases although eventually, after a demonstration by the Swedes (and an English designer I think), they accepted the order.

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We sell a lot of weapons...

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Re: China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeks

I have a couple of Tupperware type storage containers bought from Tesco....made in new Zealand.

No doubt when we colonise Mars, production will be moved out there.

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