China's Doomed Space Lab Has Made Its Fiery Return to Earth

Apr 02, 2018, 02:11 PM

Chinese authorities say the Tiangong-1 space station re-entered Earth's atmosphere Monday, marking an end to the country's first space lab mission. The Tiangong-1 made re-entry over the Pacific Ocean around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time (8:15 p.m. Sunday EST), with most of its parts burning up before crashing into the southern Pacific Ocean, the China Manned Space Agency said in a statement. The space station began its uncontrolled free-fall earlier this year.