Space.com 1 April 2018

Chinese Space Station's Crash to Earth: Everything You Need to Know

China's first prototype space station, Tiangong-1, will come crashing back to Earth on April 1, give or take half a day, experts say. Here's a primer on the space lab and its mission.

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Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Expected to Crash in the Next 24 Hours

It's almost crash time for China's falling space station Tiangong-1. The school bus-sized space station began what should be its last day in orbit today (April 1).

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Falling Chinese Space Station Spotted by Skywatcher on Eve of Crash

Round and round it goes, when and where it stops, nobody knows. China's Tiangong-1 space station is making its last orbits around Earth and a skywatcher in Texas has captured one last video of the space lab before its inevitable crash.

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Omnibus Spending Bill Funds Big-Ticket Military Communications Satellites That DoD Did Not Request

The satellite communications industry was shocked to see a $600 million addition for WGS-11 and WGS-12.

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NASA Rocket Launches Supersonic Mars Parachute in Key Test

A supersonic parachute designed to land future NASA spacecraft on Mars just underwent a key test high up in Earth's skies.

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Night Sky, April 2018: What You Can See This Month [Maps]

Find out what's up in your night sky during April 2018 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.

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Best Night Sky Events of April 2018 (Stargazing Maps)

See what's up in the night sky for April 2018, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.

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