Space Roulette: Chinese Rocket Plummets Uncontrolled To Earth

At a glance

  • China has developed a habit of cavalierly letting large rocket fall arbitrarily to Earth.
  • On Friday a Chinese rocket plummeted into the south-central Pacific Ocean, prompting Spain to close airspace over Catalonia and three other regions, causing hundreds of flight delays.
  • This was China’s fourth uncontrolled re-entry since 2020.

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