The Orbital Sciences Antares Rocket Launch Fails

Posted by Matija Hanževački on Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
(Photo : NASA / Getty Images) The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket

The fifth Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded on impact just 24 seconds after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia on October 28, 2014, and triggered a pretty big response in the media. These launch failures are mostly rare and quite costly, but still relatively normal in the rocket industry.

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