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China defends handling of rocket debris, accuses America of double standards – ABC News

China says it closely tracked the trajectory of its Long March 5B rocket booster and points to Western media using “romantic rhetoric” about recent SpaceX debris…

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China’s government defended its handling of a rocket booster that burned up over the Indian Ocean and said it was unfairly being held to different standards than the space programs of the United States and others.

  • China says it tracked the rocket and shared its re-entry predictions
  • A Foreign Ministry spokesperson compared media coverage of the Chinese rocket with reports describing SpaceX debris as “lighting up the night sky”
  • NASA’s administrator accused China of “failing to meet responsible standards”…

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