NASA Administrator Statement on Chinese Rocket Debris (video)

  May 8, 2021 NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson released a statement Saturday regarding debris from the Chinese Long March 5B rocket: “Spacefaring nations must minimize the risks to people and property on Earth of re-entries of space objects and maximize transparency regarding those operations. “It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris….

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Long March 5B Re-entry, falls into Indian Ocean (video)

  Debris from a large Chinese rocket stage fell into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, late May 8, as people around the world waited and watched for signs of the fiery reentry of the country’s Long March 5B, empty core stage, in the skies above. Remnants from the roughly 30-meter-long, five-meter-wide empty core stage fell into the Indian Ocean…

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Chinese Rocket Expected to Return to Earth… Somewhere…

A Chinese rocket is expected to re-enter our atmosphere and crash into Earth, but no one knows where. China’s Long March 5B rocket successfully launched the Tianhe space station module on April 29, 2021. That module will become the living quarters of the future Chinese Space Station and is currently in its correct orbit after separating from the core stage…

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