Rocket explodes after take off

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An unmanned rocket has exploded seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia, USA.

The event happened  on Tuesday evening and was broadcast on a NASA TV.

The 14-storey rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences blasted off its seaside launch pad carrying cargo ship for the space station.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known, said Nasa mission commentator Dan Huot.

 The launch off the rocket was successful but it t exploded in a huge fireball moments later.

The Antares rocket has been launched successfully on four previous missions.

The International Space Station is a $100 billion research laboratory owned and operated by 15 nations, flies about 418km above Earth.

Watch the video below. The launch sequence starts at 3:45

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benn
October 30, 2014 9:26 am

that would be so scary down underneath it aaah

Ema
Ema
October 30, 2014 2:01 pm

Wow That is so so so dangerous. Did anyone die???

The fabulous one...
The fabulous one...
October 30, 2014 5:34 pm

I’m wondering what caused it to happen

Name432
October 31, 2014 7:48 am

It’s so weird for it to happen so fast just after it launched. Why would it blow so quickly?

:P
:P
October 31, 2014 9:32 am

omg

O5car
O5car
October 31, 2014 12:24 pm

Could be over heat in the enigene

ghost
ghost
November 1, 2014 8:55 am

WOW THAT IS AWESOME ! 🙂

Taine Merriman
Taine Merriman
November 3, 2014 2:25 pm

It was unmanned luckily

Jaimee
Jaimee
November 12, 2014 11:36 am

That was so scary. Why did it do it then why didn’t it do it on one of the other missions
Did something change?

Piper
Piper
November 12, 2014 11:37 am

Why would anyone spend $100 billion on 1 single rocket that is not even made properly or it wouldn’t of exploded in thin air???

Micheala
Micheala
November 12, 2014 11:38 am

WOW! I’m glade that nobody got hurt

Luke
Luke
November 12, 2014 11:39 am

WOW! that was #awesome I was so amazed when it exploded after it was able to work 4 other times.

Eva
Eva
November 12, 2014 11:40 am

i think it was luky that there were no men abord the rocet ship i no that becauce i read the text and it said unmanned

Jemma
Jemma
November 12, 2014 11:41 am

It was good that no people were in the rocket at the time because it said unmanned

Melanie
Melanie
November 12, 2014 11:43 am

im so glade no one was in the rocket

Damien
Damien
November 12, 2014 11:48 am

why did the rocket explode in the sky?

TAIANA
TAIANA
November 12, 2014 11:53 am

Luckily nobody was on board because it said in the text that it was unmanned 🙂

chatrathiv7997
chatrathiv7997
February 15, 2015 5:19 pm

Lucky no one died I’m so happy

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