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NASA Antares rocket explodes spectacularly on launch pad

The International Space Station will just have to wait for supplies
By: Ben Gourlay | Health, Lifestyle & Travel News | Posted: Oct 29, 2014 12:24 am

NASA have had a few rocky years, with the end of the space shuttle program and the Obama administration cutting funding to the agency. However, today NASA is red-faced following the explosion of the multi-million dollar Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft which fell back to earth and pummeled the launch pad shortly after take-off.

 

 

NASA has not yet detailed preliminary reasons behind the failure, other than describing it as a "catastrophic anomaly", which would seem to be fairly obvious to anyone watching the footage. The Cygnus spacecraft atop the Antares was bound for the International Space Station and carrying nearly 2.5 tonnes of supplies.

 

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NASA has hastily scheduled a press conference shortly to discuss the failure.

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