The China Manned Space Engineering Office sets the date for re-entry a little later, between April 1 and April 2. Earlier estimates indicate the date for the 4th of April.
"There is no need for people to worry about their re-entry into the atmosphere," said an article in the China-manned space engineering bureau published on state media.
"It's not going to crash violently on Earth as it does in science fiction movie scenes, but more like a flood of meteorites."
The space laboratory orbiting Earth at 196.4 kilometers from Thursday
Witnesses can see "series of fireballs"
Markus Dolensky, technical director According to witnesses of the Tiangong 1 descent, "series of fireballs" were supposed to cross the sky – provided there were no clouds.
"It is now approaching its fiery death as it is gradually slowing down from the edges of the upper Earth's atmosphere," he said.
While it is not uncommon for debris such as satellites or spent rocket stages to fall to Earth, larger ships that can support human life are rarer.
"Some parts of the upper atmosphere are thicker than others, meaning that the ship will unpredictably slow down and move around the earth in just 90 minutes, even an uncertainty of two minutes means the ship is somewhere along a thousand kilometers long distance could fall. " Alan Duffy, a researcher at the Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputers at the Swinburne Technical University in Australia, said.