S.Korea space rocket appears to have exploded: minister

10th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A South Korean rocket trying to put a satellite into orbit appears to have exploded Thursday less than three minutes after blast-off, the science minister said.

Science and Technology Minister Ahn Byong-Man told reporters the Naro-I rocket is thought to have blown up 137 seconds after blast-off, when ground control lost contact with it.

"The Naro appeared to have exploded in flight," Ahn said.

© 2010 AFP

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