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Rocket Explodes

Day 20

From New Scientist.

The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket…

…flying cargo to the International Space Station exploded just 14 seconds after lift-off last night, creating a spectacular fireball and shockwave as the fully fuelled rocket crashed back down onto its launch pad.

No one was hurt when the uncrewed spacecraft was destroyed, but the loss will dent attempts by the spacecraft’s builder, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, to build confidence in its ability to supply ISS cargo services to NASA.