Media speculation that a Chinese#Space station is out of control and will fall to Earth were confirmed Wednesday when senior Chinese officials held a media conference in Beijing. According China’s state-run Xinhua News agency, Chinese Space Agency announced that the Tiangong-1 space station will fall to Earth some time in 2017.
theTiangong-1 (which translates to “heavenly palace”) served as a research vessel with a two-year service life as a space station. Its last crew left, as intended, in June 2013. After that, it was switched to sleep mode to gather data and it was planned to be disposed of by a controlled descent through the Earth’s atmosphere, which would incinerate the vessel completely.
Chinese space station to fall to Earth
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