Brazil launches rocket into orbit

Brasilia (AFP) Dec 12, 2010 Brazil on Sunday successfully launched a midsized unmanned rocket into space, with hundreds of kilograms (pounds) in cargo and experiments in tow, space officials here said. Scientists from the Agencia Espacial Brasilena (AEB) said the VSB-3 rocket took off from the Alcantara Launch Center in northeast Brazil, reaching an altitude of some 242 kilometers (389 miles). Officials said the ro


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