North Korea Fires Long Range Rocket 04-4-09

Liftoff took place at 11:30 a.m. (0230GMT) Sunday from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea, the South Korean government said. In Washington, the State Department also confirmed the launch. The rocket flew over Japan and the second stage of the rocket landed in the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese broadcaster NHK said, citing its government.