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Find out about North Korea's attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit, in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration


North Korea launched a new long-range rocket on April 13, which it said carried the country’s first Earth-orbiting satellite, but the rocket broke apart shortly after liftoff and crashed into the sea. The Unha-3 rocket launch was scheduled to mark the 100th birthday of North Korea’s founder Kim il-Sung, who founded the communist state in 1948 and sparked criticism from the U.S. and other countries over the rocket’s potential use as a military weapon.