Brazil's Space Program Dealt Serious Blow 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.
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Brazil's Space Program Dealt Serious Blow

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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.