KAZAKHSTAN (CNN/RUSSIA 24) - An unmanned Russian rocket veered off course and exploded in a fireball on Tuesday, seconds after liftoff from a launch pad in Kazakhstan.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
The RIA Novosti news agency reports the Proton-M rocket was carrying three satellites for Russia's global navigation satellite system, or GLONASS.
GLONASS is the Russian equivalent to the United States' global positioning system, or GPS.
The rocket had just taken off from the Baikonur Space Center, in a launch broadcast live on television.
Seconds later, it changed course, burst into flames and dove nose-first into the ground.
If the fee was enacted as planned in the New Starts application, the expected $555 million in revenue would almost double the amount of taxes and fees motorists currently pay to the state through gas taxes
Ronald Nored, guard for the Butler University basketball teams that went to back-to-back Final Fours in the NCAA Tournament, has already landed his first coaching gig. The former Bulldog will lead the Brownsburg High School Bulldogs.
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