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No Plan To Shoot Down Out-Of-Control Chinese Rocket: US Defence Chief
"We have the capability to do a lot of things, but we don't have a plan to shoot it down as we speak," Lloyd Austin told journalists.
The US military has no plans to shoot down an out -of-control Chinese rocket now hurtling towards Earth, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday.
"We have the capability to do a lot of things, but we don't have a plan to shoot it down as we speak," Austin told journalists.
Pentagon experts expect the body of the Long March 5B rocket, which fell out of orbit after separating from Beijing's space station, to fall to the surface some time around Saturday or Sunday.
But exactly when and where it will land is still difficult to predict.
"We're hopeful that it will land in a place where it won't harm anyone. Hopefully in the ocean, or someplace like that," Austin said.
He suggested that the Chinese were negligent in letting the rocket body fall out of orbit.
"I think this speaks to the fact that, for those of us who operate in the space domain, there's a requirement, or should be a requirement to operate in a safe and thoughtful mode," said Austin.
There is a need to "make sure that we take those kinds of things into consideration as we plan and conduct operations" in space, he said.
Central Bank of Israel Testing Ethereum Tech in Digital Shekel Trial
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What to expect from Microsoft's next version of Windows
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Subway’s tuna sandwiches found to contain no tuna fish DNA, lab tests find following lawsuit
New York Times report had 60 inches of Subway tuna tested at lab and found 'no amplifiable tuna DNA was present'
John McAfee found dead in Spanish jail after court says he can be extradited to U.S. for tax and Crypto-related charges
Antivirus creator John McAfee, 75, was found dead after hanging himself in prison cell in Barcelona after the Spanish high court had authorised his extradition to the US
Spain High Court allows John McAfee's extradition to the U.S.
The Spanish High Court has authorised the extradition of John McAfee, an antivirus software creator, to the United States where he faces tax evasion charges, a court document re...
Russian Defense Ministry summons British Defense Attache over Black Sea 'warning shots' dispute
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said he's 'not surprised' by Russia's 'false' claims
Warren Buffet resigns from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Buffet’s resignation comes just weeks after Bill and Melinda Gates announced they are divorcing.
Israel facing a new COVID-19 outbreak despite having the world's most vaccinated population
Despite vaccinating most of its population, Israel’s. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday described a recent surge in infections as a "new outbreak" in the country. And...
Bank of America Report: Digital Currencies Could Boost Growth in Developing Countries
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Cardano Founder Hoskinson: Ethereum Will Overtake Bitcoin
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Justin and Hailey Bieber Are Giving Paris a Taste of Hollywood Style
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Legally hacked: US government disconnected from the internet and seizes dozens of website domains connected to Iran, including state press agency
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Term ‘white privilege’ disadvantages white working-class kids, MPs’ report finds, reigniting Britain’s race row
A new report which claims the term “white privilege” can be “divisive” and disadvantgaes the white working class has sparked fresh debate on “racist Britain", with some accusing...
US Airlines: passenger misconduct has increased
Airlines have reported about 3,000 unruly passenger cases so far this year.
A Terrace Home in London Gets a Luminous Extension While Keeping a Low Profile
Hunkered under a green roof, a new indoor/outdoor addition by Turner Architects breathes fresh life into a family home.
Amazon Bans 3 More Chinese Brands Amid Fake Reviews Crackdown
Amazon's suspension came after the Chinese merchants were found to be offering gift cards to customers willing to write positive reviews about their purchases.
Britain has an education problem. Lawmakers from Boris Johnson's party are trying to make it about 'White privilege'
Lawmakers from the UK's governing Conservative party are being accused of weaponizing inequalities in the country's education system to stoke a culture war.
CEO Secrets: 'My billion-pound company has no office'
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Egypt Student Sentenced To 4 Years In Jail For "Spreading False News"
Ahmed Samir, a master's student in Vienna, was arrested in February after returning to Egypt. Authorities have also accused him of "belonging to a terrorist organisation".
Privacy, Stability, & Monetary Sovereignty: EU Central Bank Board Member Defends Digital Euro Idea
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British Pilot’s Union Demands Government Lift COVID-19 Travel Bans
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Pentagon UFO report: Researchers welcome release of government information about 'unidentified aerial phenomena'
The US government taskforce has been investigating sightings between US military personnel and unidentified flying objects.
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