China's defunct space lab hurtling toward Earth for re-entry
March 30, 2018
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.
Below are some questions and answers about the station, its re-entry and the past and future of China's ambitious space program.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AND HOW GREAT IS THE DANGER?
The European Space Agency predicts the stat...