China’s Space Agency Loses Control of Shuttle

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Every day, scientists and astronomers are discovering more and more. This became clear when on March 25th, China’s first space shuttle was heading for Earth getting ready to crash. The name of the spaceship, which is Tiangong-1, means, “heavenly palace.” According to skynews.com, it’s rumored that China’s lost all control of it.

The shuttle is said to be going at seven kilometers per second. Most people agree that it’s unlikely for bigger parts of the space shuttle to re-enter through the atmosphere.

Parts of the shuttle, like pieces of the rocket engine, could land on Earth, which is why researchers have been studying areas of where the shuttle could land. Nbc.news wrote this in their article, “The space station will reenter the atmosphere between 43 degrees North and 43 degrees South latitude.” There is a chance the shuttle could land somewhere in a big city, but the shuttle is more likely to land somewhere in the water.

Danger from the Tiangong-1 is barely likely, the odds for it to hit even one person is very slim. Just like any other meteor or rock trying to get to Earth, Tiangong-1 will be fighting against the Earth’s atmosphere. In the process of this, the atmosphere will be breaking bigger parts of the shuttle and creating smaller pieces.

Even though scientists try their best to make no mistakes, we all know that’s impossible. Tiangong-1 is proof of this, but scientists are working hard to make sure more shuttles don’t crash and burn.

 

 

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Kaitlyn Hull, Leadership Team

Kaitlyn is in her second year of the Newspaper and on the leadership team. She enjoys reading books, such as sci-fi and fantasy. Kaitlyn also loves to...

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5 Responses to “China’s Space Agency Loses Control of Shuttle”

  1. Joel Sharpsteen on April 3rd, 2018 8:18 am

    Creating a rocket is so risky, as clearly shown in this article. Everything will go wrong!

  2. Alex Li on April 4th, 2018 8:54 am

    It landed in the ocean…

    so yeah that’s over now.

  3. Braxton on April 4th, 2018 1:05 pm

    I think they should track and explode it before it does hit earth.

  4. Braxton on April 4th, 2018 1:07 pm

    Or just send a small space ship and claw it and return it.

  5. Joel Sharpsteen on April 4th, 2018 1:18 pm

    That’s not how space travel works…

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