North Korea's Unha-2 Rocket in Space
Computer-generated image of North Korea's Unha-2 rocket streaking through space. The Unha-2 launched in April 2009 carrying a satellite; Western officials say the rocket failed and the satellite fell into the ocean, while North Korean officials claim the satellite reached orbit.
Third Stage of North Korea's Unha-2 Rocket, with Satellite
Computer illustration of the third stage of North Korea's Unha-2 rocket, along with its satellite payload. Unha-2 blasted off in April 2009; Western experts say the third stage failed and the satellite pitched into the Pacific Ocean.