US Space Command is tracking China’s Long March 5B missile at the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense. The Asian giant launched a rocket with the first components needed to build his own space station in space. It is now orbiting the planet because it has no predetermined crash site.
According to Defense Department spokesperson Mike Howard, the missile is expected to return to Earth on May 8. The re-entry can only be known a few hours before the re-entry. Before that, users can visit the Space Orbit website to get daily updates on the location of the escaped missile. An astrophysicist at the Astrophysical Center of Harvard University told CNN that the risk of a missile hitting a person is small. He said: “I will not lose a second of sleep.”
According to him, the Pacific Ocean covers most of the earth’s surface. That being said, the Chinese missile may land somewhere in the Pacific instead of hitting the boy. The Long March 5B rocket weighs about 21 tons. The center of Long March 5B did not land at a predetermined position in the ocean like a rocket that was about to hit the earth, but orbited the planet.
It may burn in the earth’s atmosphere. However, there is also the risk of large pieces of debris entering the atmosphere and falling to the ground. The biggest problem is that this is not the first time this has happened. A Chinese missile hit last May, and China launched a Long March 5B rocket to test it before using it to launch space station components. Even the main phase of the missile is out of control. Six days after launch, it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine described the incident as “very dangerous.” The rocket flew over Los Angeles and New York before the crash.