NASA is not happy with China after their Rogue Long March 5b rocket rendered earths atmosphere Saturday, and crashed into the Indian Ocean near Maldives.
“It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris,” NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson claimed.
The reentry of the rocket was uncontrolled. There were days of speculation on where the rocket might actually land. Many feared death and destruction.
Nelson particularly noted that all spacefaring nations and companies have an obligation to remain transparent in their operations in order to ensure safety.
It was reported that most of the rocket was burned up in the atmosphere, but debris did touch down in the Indian Ocean.
The United States Space force played a major role in predicting where and when the rocket would touch down, and then determining the exact time and location that it happened.