Brazil has successfully launched its first rocket into space, 14 months after an accident at a similar takeoff killed more than 20 people.The accident, over a year ago, was a horrific one: a premature ignition while technicians were working on the booster.
The rocket was launched from the a site near the equator.
Brazil says it hopes the success of the mission will boost plans to build 15 rockets to sell rockets to the European space agency.
Monday, 25 October 2004
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