Chinese rocket booster to slam into Earth
Oopsie! The booster is 100 feet tall and could cause substantial damage if pieces of it land intact in a populated area. It’s expected to enter the atmosphere within the next few days, and could impact anywhere between 42 degrees north and 42 south.
Hold me, Datalounge, I’m scared!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||Last Tuesday at 3:28 PM|
As if they haven't already done enough damage with that bat soup virus!
Please, will someone just nuke that lot out of existence already!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/01/2021|
Will this be like Skylab all over again?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/01/2021|
There’s always the chance that it could land on China.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/01/2021|
R2 - yes, but the mass of this wayward booster is about 1/3 of Skylab’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/01/2021|
Better not call it the Chinese rocket, twitter won't like that!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/01/2021|
R1/r5 - so have you gotten vaccinated against the “WuFlu” yet?
If not, why not?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/01/2021|
Can’t they do anything right?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/01/2021|
I wonder if Chinese media will cover this. I’m guessing not.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/01/2021|
They seem to be really good at killing freedom R7
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/01/2021|
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/01/2021|
R7 They know how to make a great bat soup!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/02/2021|
R13 - so have you gotten vaccinated against the “WuFlu” yet?
If not, why not?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/02/2021|
Silly Five Eyes rumor mongering. And we fall for it every time.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/02/2021|
So, no idea where it fall?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/02/2021|
Here's more information on it. Apparently it will likely fall across a hundred miles.
Totally irresponsible of China. I hope it lands on Xi Jinping before anyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/04/2021|
[quote]could impact anywhere between 42 degrees north and 42 south
Well, at least they've narrowed it down.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/04/2021|
Damnit, my house is in-between those latitudes!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/04/2021|
Never mind. They’ll compensate for your loss.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/04/2021|
[quote]could impact anywhere between 42 degrees north and 42 south
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/04/2021|
Can’t they send a missile to destroy it ?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/04/2021|
I hope it lands in China, or better yet, Russia.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/04/2021|
Am I crazy or why is the altitude increasing?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/04/2021|
I’m not a rocket scientist, so I don’t understand why they can’t calculate where it’s going to land. All those giant brains can’t figure it out?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/04/2021|
That booster is filled with deadly toxins. Another epic fuckup by the despicable Chinese! Fuck them.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/04/2021|
Agent Orange ? Hiroshima ?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/04/2021|
R26, maybe it’s in a slightly elliptical orbit.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/04/2021|
Trump National Golf Club Bedminster please oh please oh please.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/04/2021|
If this spacecraft were a virus, the China-hating Covidiots would be telling us all to ignore it. While also blaming China for the nonexistent threat.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/04/2021|
Not my problem, the UK is 50' N minimum.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/04/2021|
Rocket probably full of Covid-20.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/04/2021|
I looked for an article from a trusted source, and found this nonsense. It is most likely to land in an ocean, because most of the Earth is covered by oceans, so don’t worry. I’m not going to worry, because I can’t do anything about it, but what an odd ‘reassurance’.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/04/2021|
Our media are desperate for an angle, I see.
They have their own space station now. Because we wouldn’t let them access the ISS.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/04/2021|
A more tempered analysis.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/04/2021|
The landing zone is projected anywhere as wide as upstate NY to southern Chile
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/04/2021|
Chinese Rocket Booster = Bat Out of Hell
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/04/2021|
Insanity. Is there anything else they’d like to foist upon the world?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/04/2021|
You’re all on iPhones made in China.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/04/2021|
So, r42, have you gotten vaccinated agains the “WuFlu” yet?
If not, why not?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/04/2021|
[quote] The booster is 100 feet tall and could cause substantial damage
Is this some sort of retaliation for all the small penis jokes?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/04/2021|
Ming Ping penis vewy, vewy big!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/04/2021|
I hear Mar-a-Lago is accepting all sorts of trash. Crash it there.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/04/2021|
Wait a sec. This is hype right? When the shuttle blew up upon reentry in the early 2000s it blew up over a part where I was and we saw the chem trail. Debris was scattered about but no one died from a chunk of debris.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/04/2021|
if it weren't a Chinese rocket, there would not be news at all....
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/04/2021|
China is praying it’ll drop on the White House
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/05/2021|
This reminds me of that ascending submarine in the Pacific that hit that boat and killed some people aboard.
I remember thinking that if it were me, I swear my last thoughts would be "What are the fucking odds that with a trillion acres of ocean, I'm in a single goddamn boat that it hits?"
Same here. By the way, anybody want to buy my Chinese Rocket Booster insurance?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/05/2021|
Don't they have enough spies running around the world to have collected enough information to do this competently? Or does China produce spies with the same quality as all their other crap they export?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/05/2021|
R54 China cheaps out on everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/05/2021|
The Chinese are fucking jokes. They spend so much time copying others' work they don't know how to come up with answers on their own. That's why despite being the birthplace of COVID, their best vaccine only has a 50% efficacy rate...while the US's worst (J&J) hasca 66% efficacy rate.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/05/2021|
[quote]up upon reentry in the early 2000s - News update for r49.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/05/2021|
r58 so does theirs. All of the vaccines that were using dead viruses instead of MRNA technology seem to have them (AstraZeneca, J&J, Russia's Sputnik, China's Sinovac, etc.)
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/05/2021|
r49 yeah either your memory is spotty or you're a Chinese troll trying to "whatabout" this story, and don't have your facts straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/05/2021|
How odd, I don't rember that at all.
There's a difference between a shuttle breaking up on accident on reentry and China specifically designing their shit knowing it likely won't burn up in the atmosphere when it falls to earth, though, so your insertion of that into this conversation is dubious at best.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/06/2021|
We'll see R63.
Doubt anything comes of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/06/2021|
According to reports by American scientists, it will be comparable to a crash by a small private plane, but since most of the earth is covered by water, and most of the land is relatively sparsely populated, the chances that anyone will be hurt are small (though not zero).
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/06/2021|
We are handling this all wrong.
We need to report this as a possible Jewish Space Laser technology to Marjorie Taylor Greene and have her chase it down - just like the movie “Twister” wherein DataLounge Hero Helen Hunt does battle with evil tornados.
“No, Marjorie! The JSL is headed another 10 degrees due South. No, your other South!”
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/06/2021|
Hold me President Xi. I'm scared.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Friday at 1:26 AM|
R65 what reports, where?
It's bigger than a small plane and in the articles above they say that it will be spread out over a hundred miles with large chunks of metal.
Yes, it's unlikely that it will hurt people or damage property because of the sheer size of the area where it could fall, but the point is it was irresponsible at best that China designed it this way and didn't seem to give a shit about dropping massive pieces of space junk in a random spot around the world.
Lots of Chinese apologists in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Friday at 2:16 AM|
We should return the favor and have a 1,000,000 ton satellite “accidentally” slam into Beijing.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Friday at 4:09 AM|
R68 It's higher up in the atmosphere than a typical small plane.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Friday at 9:22 AM|
What do I win if it crashes into my house?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Friday at 9:28 AM|
It could drop on Mar-a-Lago while orange conman and Lá Sénatrice are being interactive.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Friday at 9:34 AM|
Westerners at it again acting like a rocket will fall on their racist heads. It is just deorbiting like any other used up space objects, and will burn up in the atmosphere. Any debris will most likely fall into the ocean.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Friday at 9:46 AM|
Well, now we know those UFOs the navy’s been seeing were not made by the Chinese.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||Last Friday at 9:53 AM|
r73 if you took any time to read ANY of the linked articles above, no, this one will not just "burn up in the atmosphere". But thanks for trying.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||Last Friday at 5:00 PM|
R75, you’ll have to excuse R73. The Chinese Communist Party doesn’t arm it’s online operatives with facts.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||Last Friday at 5:02 PM|
R75 It will break up and burn in the atmosphere. There will be some left over debris but there will be nothing even close to a "rocket booster slamming" into anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||Last Friday at 6:41 PM|
yes but those small metal bits traveling at high speeds isn't good for anyone or anything.
I hope nobody gets hurt.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||Last Saturday at 6:15 PM|
r77 parts or the whole thing, it's 22.5 metric tons and can do a lot of damage if it hits a populated area. SLAMS into one, one might say.
It's irresponsible of the Chinese to design it this way at this point in time when they KNOW how to handle it differently. I think the Chinese just don't put as high a value on human life as other nations because there's so many of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||Last Saturday at 6:22 PM|
It’s almost guaranteed to fall over the eastern pacific, hundreds of miles to the west of Central America, about 25 minutes after I post this.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||Last Saturday at 6:38 PM|
Here's the latest prediction:
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last Saturday at 6:39 PM|
This isn't the best look for the Chinese government given the belief that Covid was made in a Chinese lab.
Not that they give a fuck, but still....
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last Saturday at 6:47 PM|
Chinese Rocket seen over Jordan 5:11am | May 9, 2021 #LongMarch5 #ChineseRocket
|by Anonymous||reply 83||Last Saturday at 7:01 PM|
I hope Jake from State Farm is standing by in case one of his clients are effected....
|by Anonymous||reply 84||Last Saturday at 7:08 PM|
Did it break up into little pieces like people were saying? Did it? DID IT?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||Last Saturday at 7:16 PM|
It crashed in the indian ocean.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||Last Saturday at 7:28 PM|
Emily from Emily's Wonder Lab:
|by Anonymous||reply 87||Last Saturday at 7:34 PM|
Why is it always near the Maldives? That's the area that that Malaysian flight disappeared, wasn't it?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||Last Saturday at 7:53 PM|
U.S. Space Command @US_SpaceCom · 13m #USSPACECOM can confirm Chinese #LongMarch5B re-entered over the Arabian Peninsula at approximately 10:15 pm EDT on May 8. It is unknown if the debris impacted land or water.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||Last Saturday at 8:20 PM|
Thank God, my daughter and her newborn live in upstate NY which is one of the places they said it could potentially land. I hope it landed in the water away from civilization.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Saturday at 8:24 PM|
Who is that saucy little minx in r87 reporting on tumbling rocket parts so coiffed?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||Last Saturday at 8:29 PM|
Update: It went down very close to Male Island, so we have confirmation this particular Long March Rocket was a bossy bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||Last Saturday at 8:34 PM|
So many fools falling for media hype.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||Last Saturday at 8:35 PM|
I won. Most of the debris burnt up upon re-entry per NYT.
You guys get get so excited over people who make a buck sensationalizing stories you'll keep viewing. They don't even report science accurately. How can you take stories face value and not have a healthy sense of skepticism.
Trust a panel of scientists, not a journalist selling articles.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||Last Saturday at 8:39 PM|
Go ahead and familiarize yourself with the forces of our atmosphere that burn most meteors to a crisp.
That way you won't panic like Chicken Little next time a news outlet takes something and runs with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||Last Saturday at 8:59 PM|
[quote] I won. Most of the debris burnt up upon re-entry per NYT.
Did all of it? A 400-500 pound residual hunk, traveling at 18,000mph, hitting a city? Do you know what that could have done?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||Last Saturday at 9:17 PM|
That would have been an incredible feat for that 400 lb chunk to survive the 20 mile length of Mesosphere. The Columbia was specifically outfitted with thermal insulation and still blew apart when a bit if foam struck it.
More people died getting into a helicopter and crashing while on the hunt for debris than anything that rained down upon them.
I find the Chinese hysteria ridiculous. Typically meteorites are entering the atmosphere with more speed.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||Last Saturday at 10:00 PM|
One can't be too nonchalant about all things Chinese these days; they are the new scourge of the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||Last Saturday at 10:17 PM|
No one said the debris wouldn't partially break and burn up on reentry. It's a massive piece of junk and the chunks could still have caused deaths. And it was all preventable if the Chinese gave a shit about humans, but they don't.
No one here was panicking like chicken little either. It was a very good chance it would land in the water, we all knew it, and it's still unnerving to have tons of rocket hurtling towards the earth at an unknown location.
The main issue is Chinese irresponsibility.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||Last Sunday at 6:25 AM|
You have idiots in this thread falling prey to scaremongering journalism. Thank God it didn't fall of New York City! It was one of the places between Africa, the Atlantic and the rest of the world it could have fallen on!
It's just more hate for China. That's all it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||Last Sunday at 7:47 AM|
[quote] That would have been an incredible feat for that 400 lb chunk to survive the 20 mile length of Mesosphere.
A 4 or 500 pound core chunk of thousands of pounds of rocket? No it wouldn’t. I think you need to let go of the Christmas tree on this one. Scientists said there was a very good chance one or more larger pieces would hit the surface.
You’re parading around like a peacock because it didn’t bring down a skyscraper but as it hit the ocean floor there’s no way to know what survived re-entry.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||Last Sunday at 8:20 AM|
r102 It's NECESSARY hate for China. They acted irresponsibly and were shady and evasive about it until the debris started being tracked by other countries. They deserve the critique and the embarrassment.
People with brains can separate the "WuFlu" racist shit from the right wing and documented and verified Chinese malfeasance, as in this case. You don't have to lump everything into "criticize China and you're racist" deflection.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||Last Sunday at 11:00 AM|
It's racism against China. You thought it was done purposely by them.
It's the same North Korea hysteria. Stop it. It's racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||Last Monday at 3:20 AM|
r105 It's not racism, tired Racism troll.
It's China being irresponsible. You can say it's "racist" all you like, but China KNEW the rocket was going to come down and hit the earth, and they were shady and evasive about it. It's not that big of a leap. All the facts are there.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||Last Monday at 3:51 PM|
Has already been given r107. For fuck's sake, keep up.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||Last Monday at 6:25 PM|
[Quote]I hope Jake from State Farm is standing by in case one of his clients are effected....
It was a good joke other than that.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||Last Tuesday at 3:28 PM|