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Tiangong-2 space station ends mission

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July 20, 2019

Artist’s rendering of the Tiangong 2 space station

The Tiangong-2 space station ended its mission by re-entering the atmosphere over the South Pacific Ocean, on 19 July 2019, at around 13:06 UTC.

Tiangong-2 space station ends mission

Tiangong-2 (天宫二号 or “Heavenly Palace 2”) was launched on 15 September 2016 by a Long March-2F launch vehicle. On 18 October 2016, astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong entered Tiangong-2 for a 30-day mission, the longest Chinese human space mission to date.

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