Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes On Launch

An unmanned NASA rocket launch livestreamed on the web exploded on launch on Tuesday night.

The Antares rocket took off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia. After traveling upwards for a few seconds, the rocket burst into flames and crashed back to the ground in a bright blaze.

The rocket was bound for the International Space Station with 5,000 pounds of supplies on board.

And here’s the view of the explosion from a Cessna 177 Cardinal that happened to be flying nearby:

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