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Did you know about the space station about to fall out of the sky?

I just spoke to my parents. We usually leave our Skype chats for Sunday mornings, but I needed to tell them something, and I thought I'd call them instead of just sending a message. Over the course of our conversation, though, Dad mentioned this rather alarming story: a Chinese space station, launched in 2011, is now out of control and will crash to earth within the next few months. ''[I]n 2016, after months of speculation, Chinese officials confirmed they had lost control of the space station and it would crash to Earth in 2017 or 2018. China's space agency has since notified the UN that it expects Tiangong-1 to come down between October 2017 and April 2018.'' Dad only mentioned it in relation to the poor grammar used in the comments, but I was left wondering, why was this the first I had heard of it? Why on earth is this not all over the news? there is nothing about it on the bbc website, and not a whiff from any other broadcast news. Most of it will probably burn up in the atmosphere, but if a socking great space station was about to fall out of the sky, I'd nonetheless want to know about it! I find it bewildering that this story should be almost universally ignored, perhaps even censored, by the mainstream press.


[Edited 15/10/2017 at 09:57:20 - added a bit]

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