VIDEO: Dramatic New Footage of Antares Rocket Explosion

By  //  November 25, 2014

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ABOVE VIDEO: Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station, but suffered a catastrophic explosion shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28. Above is the stunning newly released footage of the Antares Orb 3 launch failure from remote cameras at the launch pad. (Video Credit: Elliot Severn / Peter Greenwood / Zero-g News)Space Coast Daily

On October 28, an Antares rocket exploded shortly after launching, falling back to Earth in an enormous fiery explosion from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Now new footage has been released from up close that shows the demise of the rocket like never before.

Remotely operated cameras recently recovered from the launch pad captured the explosion in incredible detail – and one even reveals footage from inside the resultant cloud of dust and debris.

“I want to praise the launch team, range safety, all of our emergency responders and those who provided mutual aid and support on a highly-professional response that ensured the safety of our most important resource — our people,” said Bill Wrobel, Wallops director.

Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station, but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT.

Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station, but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT.


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