Chinese rocket launch fails after liftoff

Found on CNN News on Sunday, 02 July 2017
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The second launch of China's new-generation Long March-5 carrier rocket failed Sunday -- dealing a blow to the country's ambitious space aspirations.

Dubbed "Chubby 5" for its huge size -- 5 meters in diameter and 57 meters tall -- the LM-5 rocket is designed to carry up to 25 tons of payload into low orbit, more than doubling the country's previous lift capability.

Hard to believe that decades after successfully bringing men to the moon and back there is no more reliable method of travelling into space than rockets.