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Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes over eastern Virginia

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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 02:52 AM
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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.

Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes over eastern Virginia

What will this mean for the future of private delivery contracts? Hopefully, we all stay hopeful of the future

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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 02:56 AM
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a reply to: ThePublicEnemyNo1

Hi my friend, Great thread,,, I was reading something about that today and it just sound so Off,,, you know.
Oh, check your white envelope,,,,,,



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:07 AM
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a reply to: guohua

Will do


Not sure of the entire story yet...searching for more info.

Kind of a strange news release, with little left to report. Trying to find more grub...Ya' know?
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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:14 AM
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originally posted by: ThePublicEnemyNo1
a reply to: guohua

Will do


Not sure of the entire story yet...searching for more info.

Kind of a strange news release, with little left to report. Trying to find more grub...Ya' know?


Lol.. no I think the u2u letter contains the link to the original thread..



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:17 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Why thank you. I did do a search and I didn't find a thing on the subject.

MOD SQUAD...feel free to close thread if already covered.

Thank you Bigburgh


ETA
The message wasn't about the thread being covered either Bigburgh! Ha

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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:24 AM
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originally posted by: ThePublicEnemyNo1
a reply to: Bigburgh

Why thank you. I did do a search and I didn't find a thing on the subject.

MOD SQUAD...feel free to close thread if already covered.

Thank you Bigburgh


If you do find more... PLEASE share!



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:26 AM
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Hey everyone....let's figure out what happened here, it's kind of serious IMHO. I'm concerned about the event, but I can't find any new info. If you find anything, please start a new thread and please send me a link.

Love you guys


ETA
Only CNN is mentioning...nothing else so far.
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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:31 AM
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I honestly thought they would have used SpaceX...but no soap


What happened?
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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:39 AM
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wish the search worked like it used to... there was about 300 threads on this last night too!



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:42 AM
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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.

Nothing!




posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 03:48 AM
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Was watching this with my son today. The reporter stated that there was some type of malfunction so the rocket self destructed itself. My 8 year old son said that they did it on purpose to see how big the explosion would be. Anyway, you think these scientists would be able to launch a rocket without injury.



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 04:02 AM
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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.

Nothing!



Edit: OK.. Dracan6 is going to write it up..
Sahabi responded with saying he/she too saw it..
Autumnwitch657 on page 2 mentioned it as well..
NASA has no answers as of yet.. could be month's.....


From what was posted on the original..
Another poster is comprising info on what may be...
A launch from the last couple of days..
Seemed people witnessed a launch after the scrubbed attempt with the boat...
A perhaps even a launch the day before that..

Gimme a sec and I'll find out that members name..

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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 04:04 AM
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HERE we go. Please add your thoughts!

Thank you.

Thread closed.



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