So, this is North Korea’s Launch Control Room aka the Tongchangri room. Pretty crazy right? No? Pass the shrimp crackers and instant ramen, though. DOTA all night!

But on a more serious note, could this be another step towards nuclear war?

North Korea insists this is a peaceful launch, the satellite for scientific research. The United States and its allies are more dubious. To much of the world this country, still technically at war, is taking yet another step towards perfecting a long range missile that could strike American cities.

*scratching head not knowing whether to laugh or cry

Just for reference, this is South Korea’s:

And now the US:

[via sankakucomplex via cnn]