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South Korea’s Nuri rocket blasts off into space

Publication date 21 October 2021 | 21:30 | ICT

South Korea launched its first domestically developed space rocket on October 21 but failed to put its dummy payload into orbit, a setback in the country’s attempts to join the ranks of advanced space-faring nations.

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