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    Chinese roulette...

    ...its like Russian roulette, just the odds are better.

    Apparently a large Chinese rocket is set to crash to earth some time over the upcoming weekend. While smaller stuff normally burns up, it seems this rocket is big enough to have a chance of actually impacting:

    China rocket: Pentagon tracking out-of-control Long March 5B rocket that could reenter Earth's atmosphere - CNNPolitics


    It is moving so fast, that they are not likely to know where it is going to hit, until it nearly does.

    Good luck......

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    I'm liking my odds on this one but just to be safe I might stay at my bar drinking over the weekend.

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    Please hit America Please hit America.


    It's not like they can retaliate over something completely accidental.

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    On the flip side, it would be a pretty awesome way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    On the flip side, it would be a pretty awesome way to go.
    Yah, nah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    but just to be safe I might stay at my bar drinking over the weekend.
    Can't be too careful.

    Good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Please hit America Please hit America.
    Probably land spot on Dublin.

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    Not something unusual. Ariane upper stage is the same. SpaceX upper stage too, sometimes. Usually SpaceX deorbits them into the sea but sometimes they don't have the spare capacity.

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    Vegas roulette

    When Skylab fell to earth


    In the early hours of the 12th of July, 1979, Skylab crashed on WA's south east coast, scattering debris across the Nullarbor and the eastern goldfields and causing a worldwide sensation

    ... Balladonia in Western Australia – population 14 – is an odd place for a museum about a NASA mission. 1,787km from Adelaide and 910km from Perth, next to the longest straight stretch of road in the world, it is essentially a remote roadhouse surrounded by enormous sheep stations. You're not going to go there unless you're crossing the Nullarbor. Or, perhaps, if you're chasing a crumbling space station.


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    "The Falcon 9 second stage from the Mar 4 Starlink launch failed to make a deorbit burn and is now reentering after 22 days in orbit. Its reentry was observed from the Seattle area at about 0400 UTC Mar 26." - Jonathan McDowell

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    Hmmm. something like 70% of the earths surface is covered in water. I looked outside and it is dry.
    So I think a deck chair and a beer at the appropriate time and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    It's not like they can retaliate over something completely accidental.

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    When it's Their space junk, it's a Crime against Humanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    When Skylab fell to earth
    Good god your constant whataboutism is beyond idiotic.

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    Yawww'n-

    When it's Their space junk, it's a Crime against Humanity.

    Maybe a bit less alcohol sunny jim. It's affecting yer brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Probably land spot on Dublin.
    Nope
    All irish are wearing tin foil

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Good god your constant whataboutism is beyond idiotic.
    I was going to mention the russian nuclear reactor that fell in Canada.

    Better not then

    Canadians forwarded a bill of 10 mill for the cleanup

    ( what I was told anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Maybe a bit less alcohol sunny jim. It's affecting yer brain.
    Funny I said the same thing about you sometime ago.

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    Well i for one am going to stand outside with my Captain America golfing umbrella and it can land where it likes.

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    It could bounce off you and hit Bath

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    The umbrella has been guaranteed by ACME as impervious to any projectile and manufactured under license from Space X Labs and approved for use on Mars space walks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    impervious to any projectile
    You need an updated version
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