China’s most powerful rocket falls back to Earth, lands in criticism

Posted on AllSides July 31st, 2022
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China said its most powerful rocket fell back to Earth as NASA criticized Beijing for failing to share crucial data about its trajectory.

The Long March-5B rocket, which weighs more than 1.8 million pounds, blasted off from the Wenchang spaceport on July 24 — carrying another module to China’s first permanent space station, Tiangong, which is in the process of being constructed.

The “vast majority” of the rocket’s debris burned up during reentry into the atmosphere at around at 12:55 a.m, the China Manned Space Agency said Sunday in a...

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