Dr. Farouk El-Baz, an Egyptian space scientist, director of the Space Research Center at Boston University in the United States, expected that the Chinese "Long March 5B" missile would fall into the sea, considering that what happened to the missile is possible and that there is no need to fear.
Al-Baz said, according to media outlets, “Nobody knows where the missile will fall, there is no way to control it, and there is no need to worry, and these accidents happened before, and the extent that they caused was small and did not harm anyone.” But he expected the Chinese missile to fall in an ocean because the planet is the vast majority Water.
For his part, the US military expected the remnants of the Chinese missile to re-enter the atmosphere at the end of the week.
The Space Command stated in a statement that the exact entry point of the missile into the Earth's atmosphere during its return from space can only be determined within hours of its return, which is expected to occur on the eighth of this month.
Harvard University astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell said the potentially dangerous debris could escape combustion after it penetrates the atmosphere at supersonic speeds, but it is more likely to fall into the sea given that 70 percent of the planet is covered by water.
A number of international space experts had warned of the fall of a Chinese rocket body, "the main part of the 20-ton launch vehicle" that carried the Chinese spacecraft on the ground in the next few days after it was used to launch the basic unit of the new Chinese space station, noting that this part The chief cannot be directed and has no path to fall into the sea at a predetermined point.
The Long March 5B missile launched from the Chinese island of Hainan on the 29th of last month, carrying the Tianhe spacecraft, which contains what will become the living quarters of three people in a permanent Chinese space station, and the launch vehicle was the first of 11 missions required to complete the station.