A defunct Chinese space lab has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and mostly burned up, authorities in Beijing said late Sunday.
It was not immediately clear if the remains of the space station, known as Tiangong-1, had been accounted for. Earlier forecasts had said only about 10 percent of the bus-sized, 8.5-ton spacecraft would likely survive re-entry, mainly its heavier components such as its engines.
The U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Force Space Component Command confirmed that Tiangong-1 re-entered Earth’s atmopshere over the South Pacific Ocean at 8:16 p.m. ET. – Fox News
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