Watch spectacular rocket explosion from the launch pad

TORONTO – New footage of last month’s incredible Antares rocket explosion — taken from various positions around the launch pad — has been released.

On Oct. 29, a rocket destined for the International Space Station exploded just six seconds after liftoff at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The unmanned Orbital Sciences Corporation rocket contained about 2,300 kg of supplies and science experiments.

The video was compiled by AmericaSpace and ZeroGNews with cameras that had been placed on the launch pad.

The rocket experienced an engine failure and was destroyed once the anomaly was determined. It exploded as it fell back to the ground.

Mike Killian says on website AmericaSpace that normally launch photojournalists are able to retrieve their cameras a few hours after launch. But in the case of the Antares explosion, that wasn’t possible due to the investigation that followed.

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Nobody was injured or killed in the explosion.

To watch the entire video, click here.

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