The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad Tuesday Oct. 28 2014 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia
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An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday (October a NASA TV broadcast showed. The rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, bolted off its seaside launch.
The world's largest solid rocket motor roared to life in Utah, but rather than lifting off the ground, the booster, laying on its side, was restrained in place as data was collected to qualify it for NASA's Space Launch System.
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NASA's LADEE spacecraft launches toward the moon atop a Minotaur V rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., on Sept. The mission will probe the moon's thin atmosphere and dust environment. [Read the Full Story Here]