Japan’s MOMO-3 rocket reaches outer space

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  • A Japanese aerospace startup funded by a former internet maverick has successfully launched a small rocket into space.
  • Interstellar Technology Inc. says the unmanned MOMO-3 rocket has exceeded 100 kilometers (60 miles) in altitude before falling into the Pacific Ocean.
  • The rocket, about 10 meters (32 feet) long and 50 centimeters (1.5 feet) in diameter, weighs about 1 ton.
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