CAUTION: Falling Space Station
Over the next couple of days, watch out for a falling Space Station...
The Chinese space agency lost control of their Space Station Tiangong-1 a few years ago. It is scheduled to crash into the Earth between now and Monday, April 2nd, 2018.
Gov. Rick Snyder has activated Michigan's Emergency Operations Center to monitor the reentry of the Space Station.
According to the Aerospace Corp, the Space Station could land along a strip of the United States anywhere from northern California to Pennsylvania, which includes the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Both the Aerospace Corp and Emergency Management and Homeland Security are predicting that northern China, central Italy, northern Spain, the Middle East, New Zealand, Tasmania, South America, southern Africa and northern parts of the U.S. all have a higher chance of seeing space debris.
It is expected that most of the 8.5-ton Space Station will burn up re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. If some of the debris does make it to the Earth's surface, people are asked to stay at least 150 feet away from it. The remnants could contain hydrazine, which is highly toxic and corrosive.