Russian Rocket Crashes
A Russian booster rocket carrying three satellites crashed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The rocket flew straight up for ten seconds, then started to wobble.
Seventeen seconds into the flight, a booster shut down.
The rocket impacted the earth a mile from the launch pad. The rocket was unmanned. No one was injured but there were 600 tons of highly toxic fuel aboard. Communities close to the point of impact had to be evacuated. It remains to be seen how this will affect the Russian space program.