The Pentagon expects when it will fall ... China's missile is out of control
The US Department of Defense said today that the bulk of the debris of a missile launched by a Chinese space station is expected to fall to the ground early on Saturday.
The US Defense Department stated, in a statement, that the place where the missile debris would fall could not be determined "until a few hours before its fall."
"The debris could pose potential threats to the safety of space flight and the space field," the Pentagon statement added.
The debris of the missile, after burning in the atmosphere, may fall into the oceans that cover most of the Earth's surface, but it still poses a threat to inhabited areas.
The basic details of the missile's stage and path are not known because the Chinese government has not yet publicly commented on the matter.
It is reported that the "Long March 5B" missile, which is 30 meters long and weighs 21 tons, was carrying the central capsule to build the new space station that China is building.
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