An enormous space station is on a collision course with earth. Is the Hudson Valley in danger?

National Geographic reports that the Tiangong-1 Space Station is expected to collide with earth sometime this weekend. Chinese scientists say the space station ran out of fuel earlier this month and can no longer maintain orbit. As a result, it is plummeting towards Earth and is expected to break up in the atmosphere before crashing.

Because the space station is literally out of control, there is no way to know where or when it will land. Scientists are downplaying the threat, saying that since the earth is mostly ocean, it's highly probable that the debris will land at sea.

That does not made me feel any better.

Think about it; every spot on the planet (aside from Antarctica) has an equal chance of being pelted with space debris. So why not the Hudson Valley? Yes, it could happen here. So if it does, where would you like to see it land?

The river would be option number one, for sure. But beyond that we have to make some tough choices. With all of the abandoned businesses on Route 9, maybe this is a blessing in disguise. If the space station were to crash into the top of the empty Golden Corral, maybe the insurance money would pay to put a White Castle there.

A. Boris
A. Boris

And if, by chance, the space station comes hurling towards the WPDH studios, I hope it takes out our decomposing Boom Box. It would be a much better end for that iconic vehicle than it's current fate of slowly sinking into the swamp next to our parking lot.

boombox sinking

If the space station does crash here in the Hudson Valley, where would you like to see it land? Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page or in the comments section below.