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 Space junk from Chinese rocket was about 15 minutes from hitting NYC

By Tamar Lapin

May 12, 2020 | 9:24pm | Updated

Chunks of the massive Chinese rocket that recently took an uncontrolled plunge back into the Earth’s atmosphere narrowly missed hitting New York City, according to a report.

Had the Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere about 15 to 20 minutes earlier on Monday, it would have rained debris on the nation’s largest metro area, according to Ars Technica, a technology-focused publication.

The about 100-foot-long rocket was launched on May 5, carrying an unnamed prototype of a newly designed Chinese crew capsule.

After about a week in orbit, the 20-ton core stage of the rocket fell back into the atmosphere around 11 a.m., moving at thousands of miles per hour and largely burning up on its way down.

A bit of the spacecraft about the size of a small bus splashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa, according to the US Space Command, which was tracking the re-entry.

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If it had hit the corner of East End Ave. an' 88th St. in Manhattan I would have applauded their accuracy an' we would have witnessed the rare occurrence of the Propaganda Ministry For the Left-wing Fascist Agenda condemning the ChiComms.

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Wow! China sure has it in for NYC! wink777
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