Space lab’s mission goes on as it outlives designed lifespan

The mission of China’s Tiangong-2 space laboratory will continue, even after the experimental spacecraft has exceeded its designed lifespan of two years. That is according to its lead designer Pang Zhihao, who was quoted as saying by Xinhua that the Tiangong-2 was sturdily built and remained in mint condition two years after its September 2016 launch atop a Long March-2F heavy-lifting […]