For those who are unaware, China’s Chang’e 3 rocket blasted off a couple of days ago on a mission to the moon with China’s first lunar module that will carry out the usual soil experiments. China’s space program is a major point of national pride for the vast majority of people despite its costs. The downside is that as the rockets lift off parts of them tend to come back to earth as they are cast off during the lift off process.
Villagers in Hunan Province and Jiangxi province were rather alarmed to find space debris falling around and into their homes over the past 24 hours as Chang’e makes its way from earth into the heavens. Nobody was hurt during the process, but it seemed to have been a narrow escape for some.