NASA shares new photos of Antares rocket explosion during Wallops Island launch

Posted at 8:16 AM, Nov 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-05 08:45:25-05

Wallops Island, Va. – One year after Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket exploded six seconds after launching from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, NASA has released new pictures of the incident.

The new photos were posted to NASA’s Flickr account.

The October 28, 2014 launch was supposed to be the third of Orbital Science’s eight missions to NASA’s International Space Station to deliver supplies and experiments.

No one was injured, but the explosion caused significant damage to portions of the facility.

Repairs at Launch Pad – 0A were completed September 30th with a budget of approximately $15 million split equally between the Virginia Space Authority, Orbital ATK and NASA.


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