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Antares rocket explosion from the launch pad

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On the 28th October the Antares rocket launched to the ISS carrying a Cygnus resupply spaceship. Just a few seconds after liftoff there was a failure in the first stage booster causing the rocket to lose power and head back to the launch pad leaving a fiery trail on it's descent. On hitting the ground the rocket exploded in a huge fireball engulfing the launch pad and surrounding areas. This video is a compilation of 4 cameras that were on the launch pad to capture the launch. The video runs through each at full speed before slowing down to give you a slow motion of the explosion. One of the cameras was right in the middle of the fireball, with chunks of broken rocket showering down around it. Credit to: AmericaSpace and ZeroG News Mike Barrett AmericaSpace.com Peter Greenwood Zero-G News Jeff Seibert AmericaSpace.com Elliot Severn Zero-G News Matthew Travis Zero-G News www.Americaspace.com www.zerognews.com