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  • Virginia, we have a problem at Wallops
    Virginia, we have a problem at Wallops
    The failed launch and fiery explosion at the Wallops Island spaceport this week could blow up Virginia’s projected financial windfall at the commercial site.The state invested $26 million in 2009 to bring privately operated space flights to...
  • Wallops Island launch facilities taken by the Wallops Incident Response Team
    NASA Wallops Flight Facility complete initial assessment of mishap
    NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility completed an initial assessment on Wednesday of launch facilities following Tuesday night's explosion of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket.The findings of the Wallops Incident Response Team...
  • Rocket science
    Rocket explosion probe could take weeks
    It could take several weeks to determine why an unmanned Antares rocket exploded Oct. 28 and how such mishaps can be prevented in the future, according to an industry official.Investigators must sift through debris caused by the explosion, as well...
  • ISS resupply rocket explodes above launchpad
    ISS resupply rocket explodes above launchpad
    On Oct. 28 at 6:22 p.m. EDT, an unmanned Antares cargo rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded just after liftoff.After it left Launchpad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the coast of Virginia, there was an explosion on...
  • Earth approaching asteroid
    MIT professor advocates ending Asteroid Redirect Mission to fund asteroid survey
    Professor Richard Binzel published a commentary in the journal Nature on Wednesday that called for two things. He proposed that NASA cancel the Asteroid Redirect Mission currently planned for the early 2020s. Instead, he would like the asteroid...
  • Cygnus cargo spacecraft prepared for launch to International Space Station
    School students watch dreams explode over NASA Wallops Flight Facility
    School students from across North American saw their dreams of having their science projects tested in space explode into the night as the payload of a cargo spacecraft exploded Tuesday evening over a launchpad at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in...
  • NASA Wallops Flight Facility on October 28, 2014
    NASA Wallops Flight Facility unmanned rocket explodes on launch
    An Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft exploded as it lifted off Tuesday evening over a launchpad at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the explosion.In a NASA press release Tuesday night...
  • he Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly
    Cause of Orbital Sciences Antares rocket explosion will not be known for weeks
    An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket, carrying a Cygnus supply ship to the International Space Station, exploded seconds after liftoff on Tuesday from the Wallops Island, Virginia launch facility, according to a statement by the company. The cause...
  • NASA supply rocket ecplodes on takeoff
    NASA supply rocket ecplodes on takeoff
    At 6:22 EDT the east coast of Virginia witnessed intensely bright light and earth moving rumbles as one of NASA's unmanned Antares rocket exploded only seconds after liftoff. The rocket was scheduled to blastoff from the Orbital Science's...
  • NASA's rocket explosion: Antares rocket explodes six seconds into launch
    NASA's rocket explosion: 'Catastrophic' explosion 6 seconds after launch (Video)
    The unmanned Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft was six seconds into liftoff headed to the International Space Station when it burst into a massive explosion at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia shore. The rocket,...
  • NASA rocket explodes seconds after launch (VIDEO)
    NASA rocket explodes seconds after launch (VIDEO)
    NASA has reported on Tuesday that the Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station, but it suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after its 6:22 p.m. EDT...
  • Rocket explosion
    Rocket explodes at NASA launch pad
    An unmanned rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded six seconds after liftoff Oct. 28 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.Damage to the vehicle and facility were significant, but no injuries to people...
  • NASA satellite captures ‘Earth-sized’ UFO emerging out of the sun: Alien craft?
    NASA satellite captures ‘Earth-sized’ UFO emerging out of the sun: Alien craft?
    An amateur astronomer, watching a live feed from NASA’s sun-monitoring satellite, captured what he believes to be an enormous, Earth-sized UFO emerging from our solar system’s yellow dwarf star. The stargazer was watching feeds from...
  • Mars ancient civilization?
    Mars ancient ruin-like images similar to findings on Earth: Same visitors? Video
    The artifact-like images showing up in the pictures captured by Mars Curiosity recently seem to suggest the possibility of a civilization once inhabiting the surface of the red planet. The pictures transmitted back to Earth from Mars have shown ...
  • Launch delayed
    Cargo ship’s launch to space station delayed
    NASA scrubbed sending an unmanned supply ship to the International Space Station Oct. 27, saying a sailboat had wandered into the rocket’s flight path.The boat was discovered southeast of the launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight...