8 Mar 2018

'Not a lot of worry' about plummetting Chinese space station

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 8 March 2018

An eight-tonne Chinese space station containing toxic chemicals is out of control and is entering a death-spiral as it plummets towards Earth. The Tiangong-1 is China's first space station but in 2016 the country admitted it had lost control of it. Harvard University astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell tells Philippa Tolley there's not a lot of worry, as he's calculated a 99.9 percent likelihood the falling debris will miss New Zealand.