Nasa rocket explosion in 11 mind-blowing pictures | HT Tech

Nasa rocket explosion in 11 mind-blowing pictures

Nasa's 14-story unmanned Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station exploded on Tuesday, seconds after liftoff. We bring you 11 snapshots that capture the explosion. Nasa rocket explodes after liftoff | Nasa's catastrophic space flights

By: VISHAKHA SAXENA
| Updated on: Oct 29 2014, 14:47 IST

Nasa's 14-story unmanned Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station exploded on Tuesday, seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad on Virginia's eastern seaboard.

'Something went wrong, and we will find out what that is,' Frank Culbertson, executive vice president at Orbital Sciences, said at a press briefing.

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Thankfully, no loss of life has been reported. Orbital Sciences said in a statement on Tuesday, 'We've confirmed that all personnel have been accounted for. We have no injuries in the operation today,' Reuters reported.

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Furthermore, NASA Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier told the press, 'there was no cargo that was absolutely critical to us that was lost on that flight. The crew is in no danger.'

Nasa stressed on how the crew at ISS has enough food and other supplies aboard to last four to six months.

Here are 11 snapshots that capture the explosion:

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(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published Date: 29 Oct, 12:18 IST
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