Chinese rocket tracker LIVE: 21-ton booster could HIT highly-populated area this weekend as US won’t shoot it down
EXPERTS are rushing to determine where the Chinese rocket part will land after it went out of control.
They’ve warned it could reach “as far north as Chicago, New York City, Rome and Beijing and as south as New Zealand and Chile”.
China launched its first space station on Thursday in the first of 11 missions that will see a three-person crew sent up by the end of 2022.
But the rocket part that broke off as planned was due to have a controlled re-entry – until Chinese authorities lost the ability to coordinate its landing.
It is now circling the Earth and is expected to crash land this weekend, with scientists trying to pinpoint the exact location it will hit.
Although it has the potential to hit in a highly-populated area, the Pentagon has already refused to shoot it down.
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