A radar image of Tiangong-1 as it approached Earth and burned up. Photo: EPAA radar image of Tiangong-1 as it approached Earth and burned up. Photo: EPA
A radar image of Tiangong-1 as it approached Earth and burned up. Photo: EPA

China’s first space station Tiangong-1: the story of its life and death

A symbol of the second stage of China’s three-step space strategy outlined in the 1990s, it achieved milestones while being a prototype for its successor

Topic |   China science
A radar image of Tiangong-1 as it approached Earth and burned up. Photo: EPAA radar image of Tiangong-1 as it approached Earth and burned up. Photo: EPA
A radar image of Tiangong-1 as it approached Earth and burned up. Photo: EPA
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