Poll: Is North Korea's Unha-3 Rocket Launch a Space Mission or Missile Test?

Is North Korea's Unha-3 rocket launch really a space mission or a missile test?

  • Satellite! North Korea should be welcomed into the group of space powers.
  • Undecided: North Korea's trademark secrecy makes it too unclear to call.
  • Missile Test! The Unha-3 rocket mission is a thinly veiled effort to test weapons.
Author Bio
Tariq Malik
Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor

Tariq joined Purch's Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter and on Facebook.

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