April 2, 2018 / 1:07 AM / 18 days ago

China's Tiangong-1 space module breaks up over South Pacific - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Tiangong-1 space module re-entered the earth’s atmosphere at 8:15 a.m. (0015GMT) on Monday over the South Pacific and mostly burnt up on re-entry, state news agency Xinhua said.

FILE PHOTO: A model of the Tiangong-1 space lab module (L), the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft (R) and three Chinese astronauts is displayed during a news conference at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in Gansu province, China June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

Reporting by Ben Blanchard, Cheng Fang and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Paul Tait

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