LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center to monitor the re-entry of China’s Tiangong-1 space station into the Earth’s atmosphere.
Most of the space station is expected to burn up during re-entry but some debris could make landfall. The Aerospace Corp. says it could land along a strip of the U.S. that includes the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
The Chinese space agency’s latest estimate puts re-entry between Saturday and Wednesday.
Capt. Chris A. 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.”
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Harry and Meghan in exile? Palace reportedly eyes Africa move for couple — 'as far away as possible' from William
- Elusive red sprites, like glowing jellyfish in the night sky, photographed in Oklahoma
- Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings VIEW
- Claims of shoddy production draw scrutiny to a second Boeing jet
- SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident
The EOC says any suspected space debris should be considered hazardous.