The Launching is the twenty-sixth instalment of Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons. In it, a Mysteron threat to "destroy President Roberts within the next twelve hours" has a double meaning--which may be false. The Spectrum Organisation finds that it has to determine whether the Mysteron target is the President of the United States, a nuclear ship being named after him which he plans to launch, or both.

Captain Scarlet is killed, and retro-metabolises, in this instalment.