Tiangong I re-enters the atmosphere this morning

Editor:张焕勤
Source:中国日报
Updated:2018-04-02 14:38:00

Photo taken on June 13, 2013 shows the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center showing the Shenzhou X manned spacecraft conducting an automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong I space module and the view outside the propelling module of the Shenzhou X manned spacecraft (L, down). [Photo/Xinhua]

  China's first space lab, Tiangong I, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere at 8:15 am and later fell into the central part of the South Pacific Ocean, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

  During the re-entry process, most of the spacecraft's body burnt out, it said in a statement.

  Tiangong I was launched on Sept 29, 2011 and ended service in March 2016 after completing its mission.

  It has docked with Shenzhou VIII, Shenzhou IX, and Shenzhou X spacecraft and undertaken a series of tasks, making important contributions to China's manned space cause.