Chinese Rocket Booster Crashes in Pacific Ocean

Objectivity 4.8 | Credibility 4.7 | Relevance 4.6

On November 4, a large Chinese rocket booster hurtled into the south-central Pacific Ocean, forcing part of Spain’s airspace to be shut down and delaying hundreds of flights. It was called “one of the largest pieces of debris re-entering in the near past” by the European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking (EUSST) agency, according to the Guardian. Furthermore, this booster was not the first Chinese spacecraft to strike unexpectedly.   A consultant with Aerospace Corporation, a nonprofit group in the U.S. funded by the federal government told the New York Times, “We, the world, don’t deliberately launch things this big intending them to fall wherever.”