China’s Defunct Space Lab Hurtling Toward Earth for Re-Entry

The Chinese space agency’s latest estimate puts re-entry between Saturday and Wednesday.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s defunct and reportedly out-of-control Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime this weekend. It poses only a slight risk to people and property on the ground, since most of the bus-size, 8.5-ton vehicle is expected to burn up on re-entry, although space agencies don’t know exactly when or where that will happen.

h/t Exile

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