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Antares rocket launch fails, explodes on launch

A NASA rocket scheduled to launch at 6:22pm tonight from Wallops Island in Virginia exploded 14 seconds after launch. The rocket erupted into flames and crashed to the ground causing widespread flames and smoke which was detected on radar.

The rocket was unmanned. The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. The rocket launch was originally scheduled for yesterday, but a sailboat in the waters near the launch site caused the launch to be scrubbed until today.

The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. We will continue to update this post with information as we get it.

 

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