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A huge rocket from China’s space-station launch could fall back to Earth totally uncontrolled – Yahoo News

China plans 10 more launches to build its space station by the end of 2022. It’s not clear whether there’s any plan to safely discard the rockets.

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An enormous rocket body is shooting around the planet out of control, and it could fall back to Earth within the next few days.
The roughly 21-ton object is the core stage of China’s Long March 5b rocket. On Wednesday, China launched the first module of a new space station the country is building. Instead of falling into a pre-designated spot in the ocean, as is common for discarded rockets, the Long March 5b’s core stage started circling the planet, uncontrolled. 
The rocket body is likely to fall…

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