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Spaceflight is Still Hard: Antares Explosion Destroys Station Supplies

This past Tuesday, October 28, at 6:22 p.m. EDT, an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket lifted off from the shorefront pad at NASA’s Wallops Space Flight Facility in Virginia, the Cygnus vehicle inside its fairing . 593 more words

NASA

Evidence Builds for Dark Matter Explosions at the Milky Way’s Core


This Fermi map of the Milky Way center shows an overabundance of gamma-rays (red indicates the greatest number) that cannot be explained by conventional sources. 867 more words

Astronomy

NASA rocket explosion

Photo courtesy of CNN

On Tuesday October 28, 2014, an unmanned NASA rocket burst into flames. The spacecraft was carrying a bunch of supplies to the international space station before it exploded only six seconds after its launch. 119 more words

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Troopers recount VSP response to rocket explosion

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police stationed on the Eastern Shore worked traffic control and safety at the Wallops Island launch Tuesday evening. The five troopers were there as the rocket took off and exploded in mid-air, six seconds later. 255 more words

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What Science Lost

Since Sputnik in 1957, there have been a total of 5,341 manned and unmanned launches, and 453 of them failed.

via What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion | WIRED…

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$2M worth of gas wasted during blaze will not raise SaskEnergy rates

REGINA – SaskEnergy says the cause of a massive natural gas fire at a storage facility south of Prud’homme, Sask. will not be known until spring at the earliest. 519 more words

Canada

NASA: Rocket explosion damage could have been worse

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP/WAVY) — NASA released an initial damage assessment Wednesday evening, following Tuesday’s liftoff explosion of the Antares rocket.

The launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility was damaged, as well as support buildings and other equipment nearest to the pad. 707 more words

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