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Chinese Space Rocket Debris Likely to Crash to Earth Saturday

  • The rocket body has been dragged to an uncontrolled reentry

  • This is actually the third uncontrolled entry by way of a Chinese booster

A Long March 5B rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in southern China's Hainan province.

AN EXTENDED March 5B rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in southern China’s Hainan province.

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Remnants from the massive Chinese rocket booster crashed back again to Earth on Saturday on the Indian Ocean, space officials from the united states and China confirmed.

It remains unclear what path the debris from the booster usually takes, US Space Command said on Twitter on Saturday, referring questions to the Chinese government. Chinas spaceflight agency said wreckage of the 23-metric-ton (25.4 tons) Long March 5B hit Earth on the sea in the southwestern Philippines with almost all the debris burning upon reentry, in accordance with a short statement that has been criticized by way of a US official.

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