Out-of-control Chinese rocket set to crash on Earth this weekend

The 23-ton piece of equipment is being tracked by the Department of Defense and is expected to reenter the atmosphere this weekend, although its exact trajectory is unknown.
0:52 | 05/07/21

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Transcript for Out-of-control Chinese rocket set to crash on Earth this weekend
To that tense story, a Chinese rocket set to crash somewhere on Earth this weekend. The problem, no one knows where it's going. Gio Benitez has more. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. You see this giant rocket behind my. The Chinese rocket, it's even bigger than that weighing 23 take a look at this map right now. We're told this could land anywhere from the U.S. To Europe, China, even to new Zealand and won't get a sense of where it's going until a few hours before it happens this weekend. Now, the department of defense is tracking it and they're sending a message to China saying countries operating in the space domain should be required to do so in a safe and thoughtful way. Now, we should tell you there is no plan to shoot this down right now. They're just hoping, guy, it lands somewhere in the water. That would be a good goal, all right, thanks.

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