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Russian Rocket Crashes After Launch


Russian booster rocket carrying three satellites crashes at a Russia-leased cosmodrome in Kazakhstan shortly after the launch, July 2, 2013.
A Russia rocket carrying three navigation satellites has crashed.

Russian media say the Proton-M rocket fell to the ground shortly after take off Tuesday from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.

Footage broadcast on state-run Rossiya-24 showed the rocket swerving off course and falling apart in the air.

There were no reports of injuries.


Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.
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