A Chinese Rocket Fails and Crashes back to Earth



A Long March 5B rocket, carrying China’s Tianhe space station core module, lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China’s Hainan province, on April 29, 2021.

Yaquelyn Vanegas , Staff Writer

On May 8th, 2021, a part from a Chinese rocket fell and went back into orbit. The rocket was made in China and then they launched it with materials to add to the space station.  “Friction caused by the rocket rubbing against air at the top of the atmosphere began to lose altitude” which caused it to fall. The part that fell was a booster which they usually fall but they’re not supposed to go back to orbit. It fell in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives. “China plans 10 more launches to complete construction of the space station”. “Administrators of America space agency and others accused Beijing of acting recklessly towards the falling of the rocket.