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Rocket is coming to Earth as early as this weekend, experts say

A Long March 5B rocket carrying the core module of China's Tianhe Space Station lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan province on April 29, 2021.
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A Long March 5B rocket carrying the core module of China's Tianhe Space Station lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan province on April 29, 2021.

Uncontrolled debris from a Chinese rocket could hit Earth as early as Saturday. According to The Aerospace Corporation, a government-funded space research center that tracks debris re-entry from orbit.

China launched a new laboratory module called the Wentian to its Tiangong space station from Hainan Island in the South China Sea earlier this week. The missile carrying the module, the Long March 5B, will make an uncontrolled re-entry.

This isn’t the first time debris from China’s space program has tumbled through the atmosphere with an air of excitement.

In May 2021, the world watched in suspense as it tried to determine the location of the remains of a missile of the same class Carrying the first module for the Tiangong space station would crash.

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