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(CNN) -- An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in midair early Tuesday evening, producing huge flames and loud booms along the eastern Virginia coast but no injuries or deaths.
Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft had been set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean, carrying roughly 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. It exploded about six seconds after launch.
What was left of the spacecraft and rocket plummeted back to Earth, causing even more flames upon impact. The rocket and spacecraft -- which together cost more than $200 million, according to Frank Culbertson, the general manager of Orbital's Advanced Programs.
originally posted by: ThePublicEnemyNo1
a reply to: Bigburgh
So the only other info I found was that Space X is next in launch.....yay to that. But also being reported, is possible damage done to the launch pad...boooo.
What's the deal? Let's figure this out and post. Make a thread with newly released info. I haven't found anything on ATS so far.