Saturday, November 7, 2015

NASA's newly released photos capture rocket explosion in graphic detail


There are few technological mishaps as jarring as a rocket explosion.

About one year ago, an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket, carrying no people but thousands of pounds of supplies for the International Space Station, exploded just after liftoff

The destruction of the space vehicle sent out a deafening boom, and left people who were watching the disaster unfold from the press site running for cover or unable to turn away, according to eye-witness videos. The Oct. 28, 2014 rocket failure destroyed Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft and halted the company's cargo runs to the Space Station. Read more...

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