Chinese Officials Aren't Sure Where Their Falling Spacecraft Will Land
Chinese officials are no longer in control of the Tiangong-1 space station.By Ryan Biek | September 21, 2016
Chinese officials can't rule out the possibility its falling space station will hit a city next year.
The Tiangong-1 or "Heavenly Palace" lab was launched in 2011, and the last manned mission was in 2013. The lab continued to send data to the Chinese Manned Space Engineering Office until earlier this year, when the office ended the data transmissions.
Earlier this week, Chinese officials confirmed what had been speculated for months –– that they'd lost control of their craft.