The Hermit Kingdom’s Rocket Disintegrates Shortly After Takeoff
April 11, 2012
David Guttenfelder / AP
A North Korean man looks down from a balcony at North Korea's space agency's General Launch Command Center on the outskirts of Pyongyang, April 11, 2012. Engineers are pumping fuel into a rocket that is set to carry a satellite into space, officials at the North Korean space agency's central command center said Wednesday, showing reporters a live feed of the west coast launch pad.