A Weibo post from an account linked to the Chinese Communist Party has sparked controversy for appearing to mock India over its coronavirus crisis. The post showed an image of a rocket launch in China alongside a photo of the bodies being cremated in India www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-56963996
A #3D-printed giant #panda model installed on a satellite camera was sent into space by #China's Long March-6 rocket. As the satellite orbits the Earth, the camera will take pictures of the panda model with the planet from different locations. Looking forward. pic.twitter.com/yndWBz57V8
My inner science fiction fan-self is screaming. China's first space station module has left earth in a rocket. spaceflightnow.com/2021/04/28/first-element-of-chinese-space-station-ready-for-liftoff/
China’s state rocket company unveils rendering of a Starship look-alike arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1760041
03 May, 2021 - 06:01pm
Unfortunately, the launch wasn't all sunshine and rainbows as a 21-tonne rocket that carried the space station module to space is now going to crash back down to Earth. SpaceNews has reported that the Long March 5B rocket is out of control, and is likely to crash back down to Earth in the coming days. The rocket is currently travelling at 16,000 mph, and is circulating the Earth every 90 minutes.
Another unfortunate factoid is that due to the ever-changing variables of the rocket it's almost impossible to predict where it's going to land. At the moment projections estimate that the rocket could land anywhere between New York in the northern hemisphere and Wellington, New Zealand, in the southern hemisphere. Luckily, majority of the planet is covered in water, so the chances are it will land somewhere in the ocean, and not in someones backyard. For more information on this story, check out this link here.
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