Wed October 29, 2014
Space Station-Supply Ship

Russians deliver space station cargo after US flop

Just hours after the failed rocket launch at Wallops Island, Va., the Russians launched a rocket (similar to the one pictured) delivering food and supplies to the International Space Station.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Just hours after an American cargo run to the International Space Station ended in flames, a Russian supply ship has arrived at the station with a load of fresh supplies.

The Russian supply ship launched early Wednesday from Kazakhstan and arrived at the orbiting lab six hours later with 3 tons of food, fuel and other items. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to Tuesday evening's explosion of a commercially provided cargo ship.

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Wed October 29, 2014

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — Orbital Sciences Corp. says it hopes to know soon what caused a liftoff explosion of its supply rocket on Tuesday evening at its launch site in Virginia.

A company official says things began to go wrong 10 to 12 seconds into the flight and it was all over in 20 seconds. What was left of the rocket came crashing down into a fiery blast that sent flaming debris flying over the beach-side launch area in Wallops Island. An innkeeper 16 miles away witnessed the explosion.

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Tue October 28, 2014

NEW: Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

An earlier Antares rocket launch from Wallops Island, Va.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff.

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia, just six seconds after liftoff.

The company says no one was believed to be hurt and the damage appeared to be limited to the facilities.

Flames could be seen shooting into the sky as the sun set.

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Tue October 28, 2014
Space Station

Space station supply launch called off in Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station delivery mission was called off Monday, just hours after the orbiting lab had to sidestep a piece of treacherous junk.

Orbital Sciences Corp. got to within the 10-minute mark for the Virginia launch of its unmanned Cygnus capsule. But a sailboat ended up in the restricted danger zone, and controllers halted the evening countdown.

The Virginia-based company will try again Tuesday evening.

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Thu January 9, 2014
Space Station

Va. company launches cargo ship to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A ship full of supplies is en route to the International Space Station.

Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its unmanned Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Va., on Thursday after a series of delays. On board is a capsule packed with 3,000 pounds of equipment, as well as food and some ants for an educational project.

The spacecraft should reach the station Sunday.

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