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[Newsmaker] Chinese rocket debris falls into Indian Ocean

May 9, 2021 - 10:26 By Yonhap

Members of the Korea Space Operations Center hold a videoconference with officials of the US-led Combined Space Operations Center on Friday, to discuss falling debris from a Chinese space rocket, in this photo provided by South Korea's Air Force. (South Korea's Air Force)
Debris from a Chinese space rocket fell into the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the science ministry said.

Remnants of the Long March 5B rocket landed in waters southeast of India around 11:30 a.m., the ministry said, citing data from the US-based Combined Space Operations Center.

The rocket was launched last week carrying a module of China's first permanent space station into orbit. But a large piece of debris plunged back in an uncontrolled reentry. (Yonhap)