The debris from China’s Mars rocket crashed harmlessly into the Indian Ocean. Most of it burned up on re-entry, China’s space agency reported on Sunday. There had been warnings of an “uncontrolled” entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The Chinese rocket technology is criticized because the rocket stages can not be specifically deposited on a predetermined orbit. China, on the other hand, describes the procedure as standard industry practice. Around 100 tons of space debris fall on earth every year. fin
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