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NBC's Richard Engel answers reader questions from Pyongyang, North Korea

NBC's Richard Engel visits a state-run apple orchard, a breeding house for turtles and an apple juice factory.

North Korea is planning to launch a new satellite within the next week. While North Korea insists that the launch of the Unha-3 rocket will merely put a weather satellite into space, U.S. and international officials are not so sure. They suspect they may be testing a long-range missile.

North Korea invited the international media to come witness the launch and other festivities in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung.

Richard Engel, NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent, is in Pyongyang, North Korea reporting on the launch. He answered reader questions about the launch and what he’s seen of life in the reclusive country earlier today. The questions and his answers are quite interesting.


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North Korean space officials say they will go along with a planned rocket launch this week.  NBC's Richard Engel reports.