On Saturday night, a 10-story Chinese rocket plummeted back to Earth. The rocket debris fell into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives Islands.
The uncontrolled re-entry was reminiscent of a U.S. commercial rocket that rained debris onto parts of Washington state in late March. As the Northwest News Network's Tom Banse reports, that provided a great opportunity for researchers who are working to develop a space junk warning system.
This segment aired on May 10, 2021.