Another Chinese Space Station just fell to Earth – watch it hit our atmosphere

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.

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.

This article was originally published by Futurism. Read the original article.

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