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# rocket launch

This year
China becomes third country to put civilians into space
China is the third country to put humans in orbit.
First ever 3D-printed rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral but fails to reach orbit
A US company has successfully launched a rocket made of 85% 3D-printed parts but it failed to reach orbit.
Last year
NASA launches first rocket from new Australian space centre
The launch was the first of three planned missions for June and July.
All time
North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.
Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch
The incident comes after months of tensions between Iran and Washington.
Amazing photo of a NASA rocket being fired into an aurora
Good work, science.
9 ways to live your life like Ronnie O'Sullivan
Want to be like (arguably) the greatest snooker player ever? Here are some quick tips.
Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket
America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.
GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders
The statues of Kim Jong-Il and his father, Kim Il-Sung, are unveiled to mark the latter’s 100th birthday this weekend.
In pictures: Welcome to the North Korean space control centre!
Take a peek inside the base holding the regime’s most advanced technology.
Flight paths changed as North Korea prepares for rocket launch
North Korean space officials said today that all assembly and preparations for a planned satellite launch have been completed – and continued to deny it is a cover for missile test.
Satellite images show North Korea launch operations
The US is claiming the North Korean rocket launch is a smokescreen for long-range missile tests.