The 18-ton Chinese rocket, which has become of concern to the whole world, fell in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives on Saturday evening. It is claimed that the debris of this giant rocket was seen as far away as India. Meanwhile, US space agency NASA berated China for the space program. NASA said China has failed to comply with responsible standards.
U.S. officials have confirmed that uncontrolled debris from the Chinese Mars 5B rocket launch fell in the Indian Ocean north of the Maldives. In India, too many people have claimed to see this rocket drop in the sky. Once this rocket got out of control, it was expected to fall anywhere in the world. Bill Nelson of the NASA administration sharply criticized China and insisted that it was “necessary” for China and other countries to work “with accountability and transparency” in space.
Nelson issued a statement saying that countries operating in space should strive to minimize the risk of loss of life and property on Earth when the space object re-enters Earth’s atmosphere. In addition, greater transparency should be maintained regarding these space missions. He said: “It is clear that China has failed to meet the standards regarding debris from outer space.”
Chinese rockets have yet to embark on 10 more space missions to build the Chinese space station. In such a situation, this warning from NASA is considered very important. This is not the first time that the Chinese rocket has gone out of control in space. Earlier in May 2020, the main part of the Launch March 5B rocket got out of control and its debris fell over the Atlantic Ocean. NASA described the Chinese rocket crash as truly dangerous. The rocket passed over the cities of Los Angeles and New York in the United States before falling.