Why Is China Burning Up Its Space Station in the Sky?

Tiangong-1, China’s first space station, is hurtling toward its doom. Launched in September 2011, the 10-meter (34-foot) long spacecraft hosted two crews of “taikonauts,” the term for Chinese astronauts, and laid the groundwork for China’s Tiangong program, which aims to establish a third-generation multi-module space station in orbit during the 2020s.

Source: vice

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