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NASA releases stunning photos of Antares rocket explosion

Official photographs of NASA, Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launch failure are breathtaking
By: Sean Ridgeley | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Nov 9, 2015 7:07 pm

A little more than a year ago, Orbital Sciences and NASA teamed up to launch the Antares rocket from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The unmanned mission -- intended to deliver food and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS) -- was not successful: the rocket exploded within seconds of launching. The ISS was said to be "in no danger of running out of food or other critical supplies", however.

 

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While unfortunate, the event did produce some stunning photographs, which NASA released last week. Our choice favourites are below; you can see the full batch of photos in extremely high resolution here.

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Bgr.com, Flickr.com

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