NASA Releases the Images of the Antares Rocket Launch Failure

NASA recently uploaded remarkable photos of the Orbital ATK Antares rocket launch failure on October 28th 2014 to their Flickr account.

The images document the explosion in the Antares Main Engine System that caused the vehicle to lose thrust and fall back toward the ground. According to NASA, the Cygnus spacecraft onboard of the rocket was filled with supplies slated for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions.

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