The head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, said the United States does not plan to shoot down the Chinese Long March 5B heavy launch vehicle, which performs an uncontrolled descent from orbit.
According to the head of the United States Defense Ministry, the American side expects that the missile will fall in a safe place.
“We hope that it will fall where it will not cause any damage to anyone. Hopefully in the ocean or some other similar place, “ Austin said.
He pointed out, citing the latest expert estimates, that the rocket should fall sometime between May 8 and May 9.
The head of the Pentagon also noted that the United States has the ability to shoot it down.