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Aiming for the moon

Despite several early failures, Korean engineers and scientists are poised to leap into space, hoping to realize the country’s long-cherished goal of reaching the moon. Following a late start, Asia’s fourth-largest economy went through many challenges to develop its own launch vehicle, which is key to the nation’s space project. The efforts have paid off as Korea is now on the threshold of a new era in space technology, with its first lunar exploration planned for 2020. It is a massive [...]