Russian rocket part from failed launch makes uncontrolled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere

Published January 6, 2022


CBS News reports that part of a failed Russian rocket launch made an uncontrolled re-entry back to Earth on Wednesday — and officials have confirmed it landed in the Pacific Ocean.

The article quotes John Crassidis, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Chair Professor in the UB Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, from comments he made last year to CBS Sunday Morning. “There’s an old saying that space is big,” he said. “Not anymore. It’s getting smaller and smaller by the day!”

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