It all goes back to the history of the X-15 A-2, an unmistakable rocket-powered product of its moment.
North Korea fires another missile over Japan, 18 injured in terrorist incident in London, Harvard retracts Chelsea Manning's fellowship, and more.
The Pentagon had confirmed the launch happened early on Tuesday morning.
While the rest of the world watches North Korea's nuclear program with an increasing sense of alarm, Japan is preparing.
North Korea threatens to strike US territory of Guam, Trump administration struggling to actually deport people, earthquake in China kills 13, and more.
NZ Customs can no longer demand your digital passwords, North Korea claims to be a fully-fledged nuclear power, and Austrian troops are to use force against migrants.
The White House released a statement calling North Korea a “flagrant menace”.
VICE was there for the eventful weekend of North Korea's "provocation".
Retaliation for a deadly chemical weapon attack launched by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad earlier this week.
The two countries have endured a rocky relationship since Trump took office.