Photos: Russia's Proton Rocket Launch Crash of July 2013

Proton Rocket Before Failure

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A Russian Proton rocket begins to lift off shortly before crashing after a failed launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 2, 2013 (local time). [Read the Full Story]

Russian Proton Rocket Goes Out of Control

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A Russian Proton rocket shows signs of trouble before crashing after a failed launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 2, 2013 (local time). [Read the Full Story]

Inside Russia's Proton-M Rocket (Infographic)

by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

A workhorse since 1965, recent versions of the Proton-M have been plagued with failures. See how Russia's Proton rocket works in this Space.com infographic.

Proton Rocket Fails During Launch

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A Russian Proton rocket pitches nose down shortly before crashing after a failed launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 2, 2013 (local time). [Read the Full Story]

Russian Proton Rocket Impacts the Ground

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A video frame shows a malfunctioning Russian Proton rocket at the moment of impact after a failed launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 2, 2013 (local time). [Read the Full Story]

Russian Proton Rocket Explosion: July 2, 2013

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A massive explosion erupts after a Russian rocket crashes into the ground following a failed launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 2, 2013 (local time). [Read the Full Story]

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