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Antares rocket explosion reportedly $200 million loss for NASA, companies




In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on October 28, 2014 on Wallops Island, Virginia.
In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on October 28, 2014 on Wallops Island, Virginia.
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An unmanned rocket named Antares that was destined for the International Space Station exploded shortly after take off Tuesday night in Virginia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9IMdxlW0zQ

And while there were no injuries or deaths in the accident, it's reported to be a $200 million loss for NASA and companies that had products aboard the spacecraft.

Joining Take Two to shed some light on this event is Bruce Betts, Director of technology and sciences at The Planetary Society.