Star Struck: Defunct space station falls from sky

April 9, 2018| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, Star Struck, StarGazing

In this Star Struck, Bobby Farlice-Rubio tells us all about the Chinese space station that was lost in space until it crashed into the Pacific Ocean Monday. Watch the video for the full interview.

The experimental space lab Tiangong 1 was launched in 2011 and ended service in 2016 after completing its mission. It mostly burned up when it re-entered earth’s atmosphere Monday. This was Eva McKend’s last time on the show, and she will be missed.

 

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