North Korean rocket launch: Dec. 12, 2012 - Photo Gallery 5/22

Scientists and technicians work on their computers to control the launch of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket at the General Satellite Control and Command Center on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea successfully fired the long-range rocket on Wednesday, defying international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un took a big step forward in its quest to develop a nuclear missile. (AP Photo) ORG XMIT: PYO104