North Korea launched this satellite as part of a scientific mission to obtain high resolution imagery of how poor and desolate it is.—
Tom Gara (@tomgara) December 12, 2012
North Korea has test-fired a long-range missile, with a trajectory over Okinawa and the Philippines. Naturally, South Korea and Japan are not happy. North Korean state-run radio says that the nation has put a satellite in orbit.
*Japan Govt: North Korea Missile Appears to Have Flown Over Okinawa Pref—
Chun Han Wong (@ByChunHan) December 12, 2012
FLASH: North Korea confirms satellite successfully entered orbit: Yonhap—
Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 12, 2012
Many initial reports called the launch a failure, but later reports indicated that it was successful. Some are claiming that it may have achieved “staging,” which means that the rocket’s three stages fired as expected. The third stage might have fallen as far away as the Philippines, according to reports. Hence, the claim of a satellite launch seems to have some credibility, at least in terms of the rocket not disintegrating.
Nork ICBM appears to have achieved staging. Uh oh.—
Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) December 12, 2012
Japan: 1st stage-200km W of Korean Peninsula in Yellow Sea, 2nd stage-300km SW in E. China sea, 3rd stage-300km E of Philippines—
Security Clearance (@natlsecuritycnn) December 12, 2012
While Asians are worrying, many Americans are turning to snark as the weapon of choice.
Seriously.. North Korea is like a shit stain in underwear. It serves no purpose but to be annoying and undesirable—
Paul (@2PapiPaul) December 12, 2012
North Korea launched another missile? When will they ever learn lol silly communists—
Adrian Anguiano (@Ey_YoAdrian) December 12, 2012
UPDATE: North Korea claims they launched a rocket, but it turned out to be one of Kim Jong-un's many disgusting snot rockets.—
(@Disalmanac) December 12, 2012
Oh what a surprise North Korea have done something stupid, didn't see that coming!—
Sean Owen (@AbusedDecoy) December 12, 2012