Orbital ATK Aims for March 2016 Antares Rocket Launch Restart with New Engines

The newly merged company Orbital ATK is aiming to restart launches of their “upgraded Antares” rocket in March 2016 using completely new engines, following the catastrophic explosion on Oct. 28, 2014 that destroyed the rocket seconds after blastoff from a Virginia launch pad. Antares was carrying a Cygnus module loaded with supplies on a critical […]

Student Scientists Get Second Chance to Fly Experiments to ISS Aboard Falcon 9 After Antares Loss

When it comes to science and space exploration, you have to get accustomed to a mix of success and failure. If you’re wise you learn from failure and turn adversity around into a future success. Such is the case for the resilient student scientists who learned a hard lesson of life at a young age […]

Student Scientists Get Second Chance to Fly Experiments to ISS Aboard Falcon 9 After Antares Loss

When it comes to science and space exploration, you have to get accustomed to a mix of success and failure. If you’re wise you learn from failure and turn adversity around into a future success. Such is the case for the resilient student scientists who learned a hard lesson of life at a young age […]

Student Scientists Get Second Chance to Fly Experiments to ISS Aboard Falcon 9 After Antares Loss

When it comes to science and space exploration, you have to get accustomed to a mix of success and failure. If you’re wise you learn from failure and turn adversity around into a future success. Such is the case for the resilient student scientists who learned a hard lesson of life at a young age […]

Orbital Sciences selects ULA’s Atlas V to launch Next Cygnus Cargo Ship to Station

Following the catastrophic Oct. 28 failure of Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket on a critical resupply mission to the space station for NASA, the company is seeking to quickly make up the loss to NASA by announcing the selection of the venerable Atlas V rocket built by United Launch Alliance to launch Orbital’s next Cygnus […]

Antares Orb-3 Rocket Explosion and Frightening Incineration Captured by Up Close Launch Pad Videos/Photos: Pt. 2

Video Caption: This up close launch pad camera view is a time lapse sequence of images showing the sudden catastrophic explosion of Orbital Sciences Antares Orb 3 rocket seconds after blastoff and destructive incineration as it plummets into a hellish inferno at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA, on Oct. 28, 2014, at 6:22 p.m. It […]

Antares Doomed Descent into Hellish Inferno – Up Close Launch Pad Photo Exclusive: Pt. 1

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – All was calm, the air was crisp with hope and the skies were clear as far as the eye could see as the clock ticked down to T MINUS Zero for the Oct. 28, 2014 blastoff of an Orbital Sciences commercial Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA, […]

Soviet Era Engines Likely Caused Antares Catastrophic Rocket Failure

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – Investigators probing last week’s catastrophic failure of an Antares commercial rocket moments after liftoff, are pointing the finger at the rockets Soviet-era built engines as the probable cause of the huge explosion that destroyed the booster and its NASA payload in a raging fireball after liftoff from NASA’s Wallops […]

Antares Launch Calamity Unfolds – Dramatic Photo Sequence

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – The first night launch of Orbital Sciences’ commercial Antares rocket suddenly ended in total calamity some 10 seconds or so after liftoff when the base of the first stage exploded without warning over the launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Va, at 6:22 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October […]

Stray Boater Delays Antares Launch to Tuesday

A Monday launch attempt for the third Orbital Sciences cargo mission to the International Space Station was scrubbed because a boat strayed into restricted waters southeast of the launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia. The Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus capsule would have flown over the boater had the rocket lifted off and officials cited […]