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Uncrewed Antares Rocket Explodes Upon Launch

An Antares rocket, built by Orbital Sciences  – which has a proven track record of successful launches – was launching cargo up to the ISS when it exploded mere seconds into launch.

Luckily, initial reports are that no-one was injured. Still, it must be a crushing disappointment to the mission crew and company.

Check out  the dramatic video of the ensuing fireball:

More details are on CBC website.

It goes to show that the dangers of space flight continue to be very real, even for experts.

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