Chinese rocket makes a splash down

At 10:24 Beijing time (02:24 GMT) on Sunday, the Chinese rocket, the Long March-5b vehicle re-entered the atmosphere luckily there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The debris from the 18-tonne rocket, one of the biggest items in decades to have an undirected dive into earths atmosphere, landed in the Indian Ocean at a point 72.47° East and 2.65° North, which is north of the Maldives.

China is now being criticized about its reckless space exploration, while China states that the rocket had very little chance to make impact on a populated area.

The rocket booster was remnants from a launch last month from China, to start building their own space station.

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Written by Ruan Bronkhorst

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