Antares Rocket Explodes on liftoff

Orbital Science’s Antares rocket explodes seconds after liftoff, at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia.   Watch the video…

The Antares rocket was heading to the Space Station, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies for the six astronauts.

Space station crew members should not face shortfalls because it was resupplied by a European mission earlier this month.