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Out-of-control rocket booster from China lands in the Pacific Ocean

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Debris from an out-of-control Chinese rocket booster crashed into the Pacific Ocean early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Space Command.

China’s Long March 5B (CZ5B) rocket re-entered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at 4:01 a.m. MT, the organization said. Accompanying the rocket was a “second atmospheric reentry” at 4:06 a.m. MT.

The booster is estimated to weigh 22.5 metric tons, about the size of a 10-story building, according to the Aerospace Corporation, a federally-funded, nonprofit research and development center.

China launched the rocket on Halloween at its Wenchang Space Launch Site, Aerospace said.

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Story Credit: usatoday.com

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