Russian Rocket Explodes on Live TV

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July 2, 2013 -- An unmanned Russian Proton-M rocket exploded moments after leaving the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today. The rocket was carrying 3 new satellites for Russia's GPS-like GLONASS system. Fortunately no-one was inured, but local news service Interfax is reporting that nearly 500 tons of fuel from the craft has contaminated the crash site. There's no word on what caused the disaster.

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  1. ms6
    ms6 Jul 02, 2013

    once again we succeed at slowing them down. Good job.

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