Chinese Space Station Tiangong 1 Plunges into the Pacific
NW of Tahiti – it managed to miss the 'spacecraft graveyard' which is further south! pic.twitter.com/Sj4e42O7Dc
— Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) April 2, 2018
China’s first human space station, Tiangong 1, finally fell back to Earth over the weekend, landing harmlessly somewhere over the southern Pacific Ocean. Although experts were unsure where the 18,740 lb. station would eventually land after falling through the Earth’s atmosphere, the odds of its debris striking a person were infinitesimally low. That, however, didn’t stop the media hype.