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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Orbital Sciences Antares Explosion at Wallops from 3000ft





Ill-fated Orbital Sciences rocket explosion at Wallops Island, Virginia, launch site on October 28, 2014. The video was taken from a Cessna 177 Cardinal flying at 3,000 feet. The magnitude of the explosion shows just how much power a rocket contains ... most often successfully ... in order to achieve orbit. My regrets to everyone at Orbital Sciences. Hopefully they will discover the reason for the failure and be back in business again soon. As they said in the report after the rocket's destruction, if you live in that area and find a fragment, do not touch it and report it to the authorities immediately. Rocket fuel is not good for your health. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident and the supplies headed for the International Space Station were not critical to the survival of the astronauts or the functioning of the station in the immediate future.

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