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Antares Rocket Explodes - Wallops Island, VA

Old 10-28-14, 05:26 PM
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Antares Rocket Explodes - Wallops Island, VA

This happened about 3 minutes ago. I was watching the launch live. Wow!

Here's a link to LIVE video from NASA at Wallops Island, VA:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home/


Mod note: changed VA to MD

KenBuzz note: Changed MD back to VA. Wallops Island and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are both in Virginia. Link: MARS Spaceport Location

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Old 10-28-14, 05:27 PM
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Re: Antares Rocket Explodes - Wallops Island, MD

Live NASA feed:



Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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Re: Antares Rocket Explodes - Wallops Island, MD

Antares detonated approx 6 seconds after launch. The rocket impacted near the launch pad, with debris spread for hundreds of feet along the waterfront. Significant damage to the launch facility, but no lives were apparently lost.
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Re: Antares Rocket Explodes - Wallops Island, MD

Before:
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Re: Antares Rocket Explodes - Wallops Island, MD

I think Charlie Evans is behind this.
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Re: Antares Rocket Explodes - Wallops Island, MD

I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often, really.
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Re: Antares Rocket Explodes - Wallops Island, MD

Heh, Wallops Island VIRGINIA. It's on the Eastern Shore, just south of the MD/VA line.

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Video of incident:

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Oh, the humidity!
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Here goes my tax money.
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Thanks Obama!!!1!!!!
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"That looks like an explosion"
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I was just telling people this morning about this rocket being delayed because of a sailboat being in restricted waters.

Bad news for Orbital Science and Virginia. They built that whole complext for that one rocket.

This used a modified version of an older Russian engine.

There were recent news stories about another Russian-made rocket engine RD-180 being replaced. The RD-180 is used for the Atlas V rocket for ULA. The Atlas V is scheduled to launch from Florida tomorrow. I expect this accident to put more pressure on ULA and SpaceX since those two have been selected to do manned flights to the ISS.
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Here goes my tax money.
Private company...
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I live right next to Wallops Island on Chincoteague Island. We went outside our house to check out the launch. We heard the huge explosion and then it just felt like an earthquake. My neighbors screen fell off his window. We still kept looking in the sky expecting to see the rocket since the launches are normally pretty loud. Well, no rocket came up, only smoke. We drove to the south side of the island to see the flames and smoke. Thank god no one was killed. It was an interesting experience. One of the only interesting things to ever happen in Chincoteague.
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Does the Navy still have an Aegis training facility there? I visited that place when I was in ROTC. Pretty area.
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Does the Navy still have an Aegis training facility there? I visited that place when I was in ROTC. Pretty area.
I'm not sure what facilities the Navy has here. But I do know that there is still a large Navy presence here. I see them every week where I work.
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Does the Navy still have an Aegis training facility there? I visited that place when I was in ROTC. Pretty area.
Yep. Naval Sea Systems Command has a field activity there.
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I was in the chopper covering this, I got the entire explosion on tape. This was absolutely crazy.
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Wow. I just vacationed in Chincoteague a couple months ago and visited that facility. (Hi Cube)
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footage from the press area:

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Wow. I just vacationed in Chincoteague a couple months ago and visited that facility. (Hi Cube)
Hi Trevor. I probably saw you, lol. It's such a small place.
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We were there for the last one to launch in July. Glad we weren't there for this.
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