Russian Rocket Crashes in Kazakhstan

Unmanned Proton-M kaput seconds after lift-off

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 2, 2013 12:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Russian rocket carrying three satellites fell apart and crashed in a huge ball of flame seconds after lift-off this morning, spilling 170 tons of toxic fuel near Kazakhstan's Baikonur launch facility. The Proton-M rocket was unmanned and although it crashed near the launch... More »

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