Poll: Is North Korea's Unha-3 Rocket Launch a Space Mission or Missile Test?
By Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor |
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.
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 Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.