VIDEO: Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes on Launch

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (KRON) — Reports from NASA say that an unmanned rocket on a International Space Station resupply mission has exploded just after lift off on Tuesday evening.

Crews with Orbital Sciences is currently evaluating the status of its mission.

The incident was reported just after 5:20 p.m. at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va.

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket was scheduled to launch Monday but was called off due to a boat that was seen down range in the trajectory of the rocket.

The Orbital-3 mission is Orbital Sciences’ third contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

 The Antares will was to lift off with the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions.

The Orbital-3 mission is Orbital Sciences’ third contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

NASA reports no injuries.

 
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