The Citizen (Gauteng)
Chinese rocket nose-dives
Beijing – A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean yesterday, the Chinese space agency said.
The Long March-5B rocket launched the first module of China’s new space station into Earth’s orbit on 29 April.
US space agency Nasa and some experts said China had behaved irresponsibly, as an uncontrolled re-entry of such a large object risked damage and casualties.