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Brazil's Space Program Dealt Serious Blow

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Brazil's Space Program Dealt Serious Blow

Brazil's Space Program Dealt Serious Blow

Brazil's Space Program Dealt Serious Blow

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An explosion last week at the seaside Alcantara Launch Center in northeastern Brazil killed 21 civilian engineers and technicians and destroyed two research satellites. The tragedy was a serious setback for Brazil's young space program. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.