Early this morning, the much-anticipated remains of the Chinese rocket, the Long March 5B which was launched last week, reentered the atmosphere over the Indian Ocean, west of the Maldives. The news made headlines around the world and as usual, people rushed to react on Twitter.
Here, we have compiled some of the best and funniest reactions to the rocket crash.
1. The bargaining Tweet
This Twitter user thought it might be wise to offer a sacrifice to the gods of the skies.
2. The irony
This post illustrated the irony of surviving COVID-19 only to be killed by the rocket. We must say they found a great illustration to go with their comment.
3. The out of control rocket
This post says it all. No need to explain.
4. Catching the rocket in a blanket
Now, why didn't the Chinese authorities think of this solution?
5. Waiting for the rocket
Some people made fun of how long it took the rocket to fall and we must admit it was indeed a very long wait.
6. Who's to blame?
Others poked fun at who might be taking responsibility for the crash using a meme of the lovable Steve Urkel.
7. The weather report
Because how better to announce a falling rocket than in a weather report?
Heads up Weather news— Bssa (@MDBssa) May 9, 2021
Today it’s going to be a cloudy sky with a chance of rocket impact 🔥#ChineseRocketFalling #china_rocket #chinarocketfalling #الصاروخ_الصيني #Rocket #news pic.twitter.com/BeDaM5MF3a
8. The opportunist
Others chose to make the best of the situation perhaps by asking China to pay for damages.
Me tryna see if the rocket will land on me so china could pay for my college tuition and more pic.twitter.com/YmUog6D6hZ— Chris the all Myt (@chris______v) May 8, 2021
9. The opportunist 2
It looks like seeking damages from China was a popular meme!
u mean china will give 34M (?) to the owner of the house where the rocket falls on— ☪ (@btxtbesties) May 9, 2021