Our planet got space junk from a Chinese rocket that had the world on edge as it reentered the atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
The Long March-5b vehicle re-entered the atmosphere at 10:24 Beijing time on Sunday, according to the Chinese Manned Space Engineering division, adding that there were no reports of injuries or any damage.
The Chinese government said debris from the 18-ton rocket 🚀 landed in the Indian Ocean at a point 72.47° East and 2.65° North.
@NASA Administrator issues a @USAGov Statement on #Chinese Rocket Debris. #NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson released the following 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.
“It is critical that China and all spacefaring nations and commercial entities act responsibly and transparently in space to ensure the safety, stability, security, and long-term sustainability of outer space activities.”For more information on NASA and agency activities, visit: https://www.nasa.gov