Chinese rocket lands in Indian Ocean

Debris from the out-of-control piece of space equipment reentered the earth’s atmosphere in pieces on Sunday as it landed near the Maldives.
1:25 | 05/10/21

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We have the Chinese rocket that slammed into the ocean over the weekend. Nasa is now criticizing China for failing to act responsibly. Gio Benitez has the latest for us. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, robin. Good morning. Yeah, all eyes were on that 23-ton rocket over the weekend. Take a look at this because we now have some new photos and videos of that rocket orbiting the Earth, and re-entering the atmosphere. Now China says it re-entered near the Maldives, disintegrating in the sky with debris landing in the Indian ocean, but the U.S. Believes it happened over the Arabian peninsula. Nasa administrator bill Nelson saying in a statemt, it is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris. Now robin, I got to tell you this was so dangerous because it was just so big. This was one of the largest pieces of space debris ever to come crashing down to Earth. Yeah. There was so much concern about that, and thankfully it didn't -- it was in the ocean, and not on land, and that's what it appears to be, but we're hearing that China is expected to launch more of these rockets in the coming months? Reporter: Yeah, that's right. China is expected to launch at least 12 more of these rockets because they're building a new space station up there, but it is not clear if they're going to be handling those launches any differently. Our transportation correspondent, gio Benitez. Thank you, sir.

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