North Korea Acknowledges Rocket Launch Failure

North Korea state media acknowledged today that the long-range test rocket that the country launched in defiance of much of the world failed to enter orbit. The 90-ton rocket launched at 6:39 p.m. ET Thursday, but 81 seconds into the launch the U.S. detected a substantially larger than expected flare and by 10 minutes after launch, the rocket was no longer on several radar screens, U.S. officials said. The rare statement acknowledging the failure came today from North Korean state media...Full Story
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