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Long-Range Rocket Blows Up Shortly After Launch

April 13 2012

North Korea

North Korea's highly anticipated rocket launch has proven to be a failure.

It disintegrated moments after launch, according to the New York Times.

The Unha-3 rocket, which was supposed to carry a weather satellite into orbit, reportedly broke apart about 90 seconds after liftoff on Friday.

Some accounts reported a huge fireball, suggesting the rocket failed to separate stages. The remnants of the rocket fell into the sea, said U.S. and Japanese officials, who had been...

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