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Pieces of Chinese rocket fall in Indian ocean

Over the last week, the 10-story tall cylinder was hurtling towards Earth with no space agency certain when or where it would land.

Pieces of Chinese rocket fall in Indian ocean

Pieces of Chinese rocket fall in Indian ocean photo credit: businessinsider.co.za

According to a report by China’s space agency, a Chinese rocket falling toward Earth at around 29 000 kilometers an hour re-entered Earth’s atmosphere late on Saturday evening, falling in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.

Long March 5B rocket

It was the 22.5 ton core stage of China’s Long March 5B rocket, which launched the first module of the country’s new space station on 28 April.

Over the last week, the 10-story tall cylinder was hurtling towards Earth with no space agency certain when or where it would land.

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