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In Photos: Tiangong-1, China's Space Station Fell to Earth

Sleeping Aboard Tiangong 1

China Manned Space Engineering Office/Banner translation - Gregory Kulacki

This still from a China space agency video shows how astronauts will sleep aboard Tiangong 1, the country's first space laboratory launching in 2011.

Tiangong 1 Space Lab Gets Rocket

China Manned Space Engineering Office

Chinese engineers assemble the Long March 2F T1 rocket that will launch the Tiangong 1 space laboratory into orbit in 2011.

China's Tiangong 1 Space Lab Module Transferred to Launch Site

China Manned Space Engineering

China's Tiangong 1 space lab and its Chinese Long March 2F rocket is transferred to the launch site.

China's Tiangong 1 Spacecraft & Launch Vehicle Rolled to Launch Site

China Manned Space Engineering

China's integrated Tiangong 1 spacecraft and Long March 2F rocket is slowly rolled out of the vehicle assembly building to its launch site.

China's Tiangong 1 at the Launch Site

China Manned Space Engineering

China's Tiangong 1 spacecraft and Long March 2F rocket is pictured at the launch site after being transferred from a facility at the Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center.

Tiangong 1 Space Station Module Blasts Off

China Manned Space Engineering

Another view of Tiangong-1's launch in 2011.

Tiangong-1 Launch Rocket View

CCTV

The view from China's Long March 2F rocket as it launches the Tiangong-1 module Sept. 29, 2011.

The Scene Outside

China Manned Space Engineering

The photo, taken by a camera installed on board the Tiangong 1, shows the scene outside the module. October 12, 2011.

China Unveils Space Station Concept

CCTV

The space station design was unveiled on a live broadcast to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Shenzhou 8 Spacecraft Docks with Tiangong 1 Already in Orbit

China Manned Space Engineering Office

A view from onboard cameras aboard Chinese spacecraft during the docking of Shenzhou 8 and Tiangong 1 to form China's first mini-space station in orbit.

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