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May 29th, 2012
Chinese Rocket Parts Land on Village

Residents of a remote Chinese village became unwitting participants in China’s much-vaunted space program over the weekend when debris from a recently launched carrier rocket took out a 10 kilovolt (kv) power line and damaged several houses. The Long March 3B rocket launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in western Sichuan province at 23.56 Beijing time on Saturday, carrying telecommunications satellite ChinaSat 2A into orbit. However, unspecified parts of the carrier vehicle fell to earth hundreds of miles away in Suining County, Hunan province, China Daily reported. Read More