There’s Now A 10% Chance Falling Rocket Debris Will Hit Someone In Next Decade
researchers revealed that there is a roughly 10 percent chance that one or more casualties will occur over the next decade
It's thought that only one confirmed person has ever been hit by falling human-made space junk
Those at the biggest risk are people living in the global south, with rocket bodies being approximately three times more likely to land
When some rockets are launched, some parts are abandoned in orbit or dropped back to Earth.
they can re-enter the atmosphere in an uncontrolled way
Most of the rocket body is burned up during re-entry, but often significant amounts can survive the red-hot fall to the planet’s surface.
it requires more technology and, simply, more fuel. For some rocket operators,