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- The debris, left over from the recent launch of a Chinese Space Station (CSS) module, could possibly land somewhere in the U.S., including cities like Los Angeles or New York City. While the event shouldn’t be hazardous, the military is still keeping an eye on the space junk just in case.
- NORAD catalog number 48275, estimates it will come down sometime on Saturday, May 8, though it could be as late as Sunday, May 9.
“We have the capability to do a lot of things, but we don’t have a plan to shoot it down as we speak,” U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told reporters on Thursday.“We’re hopeful that it will land in a place where it won’t harm anyone. Hopefully in the ocean, or someplace like that.”