A Japanese rocket met a fiery end shortly after takeoff on Saturday.
Interstellar Technologies’ MOMO-2 unmanned rocket was set to be the first privately funded Japanese rocket to reach space. Instead, it barely made it off the launch pad.
A Facebook photo shows the charred rocket and according to Gizmodo, the company wrote that there was no significant damage to the launch facilities.
Interstellar Technologies’ Takafumi Horie told reporters after the explosive end to the launch,...