CGTN via YouTube/Victor Tangermann
We Burned The Popcorn

Watch a Chinese Space Station Burn up in Earth’s Atmosphere

byDan Robitzski
7. 19. 19
CGTN via YouTube/Victor Tangermann

The space station Tiangong-2 is no more.

Re-Entry

On Friday, the Chinese space station Tiangong-2 was spectacularly decommissioned — it was set on a crash course with a remote patch of the Pacific Ocean called the “Spacecraft Cemetery.”

Tiangong-2 is no more, but we can re-live its final moments. The state-owned China Global Television Network posted a YouTube video of the space station as it begins to incinerate while re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

Make A Wish

Most of the Chinese space station burnt up along the way, with some remaining fragments safely splashing down into the ocean.

Tiangong-2 was largely an experimental prototype outpost. Now that it’s out of the way, China can work toward a more permanent presence in space with its planned 2020 launch of a full-sized space station that will continue the country’s space-based scientific research.

Advertisement

More on Tiangong-2: China’s Tiangong-2 Space Station Will Fall out of the Sky Friday


As a Futurism reader, we invite you join the Singularity Global Community, our parent company’s forum to discuss futuristic science & technology with like-minded people from all over the world. It’s free to join, sign up now!

Share This Article

Copyright ©, Singularity Education Group All Rights Reserved. See our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Futurism. Fonts by Typekit and Monotype.