This Is What $200 Million Looks Like When It Explodes


Here’s something you don’t see happen very much at all, the NASA rocket Antares, exploded Tuesday evening. Lets just be thankful it was an unmanned rocket launch. The rocket launched a little after 6:00 pm at the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean, carrying about 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

The rocket exploded about six seconds after launch… no word yet on what caused the explosion.

Video of the explosion from NASA

Video from a public viewing point (NSFW – Language)

(H/T Reddit)

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