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See Stunning New Images Of Last Year's Rocket Disaster

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science

NASA has released a series of images from last year's disaster on Wallops Island in Virginia, where an unmanned Antares rocket exploded six seconds af...

Interstellar, Virgin Galactic and the Dream of Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

There are moments in time when the coincidence of art and reality interact to allow us a glimpse into the context of history. The release of the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar a few days after two catastrophes in our space endeavor gives us one of those moments.

Antares and SpaceShipTwo: A Wakeup Call for Lots More Test Flights

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

Perhaps we feel like we've already gone through the most difficult part of the learning curve when it comes to rocketry, and that now it's just a matter of perfecting a few minor technical issues. Judging by last week's twin failures, I'm not so sure that's true.

The Antares Rocket Failure: So What's Wrong With 40-Year Old Russian Engines?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 12.29.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

Usually, when a launch goes wrong just a few seconds after liftoff, the problem has something to do with an engine. Perhaps a fuel leak or a clogged fuel line.

In Light of the Loss of Orbital Sciences' Antares

Richard Garriott | Posted 12.29.2014 | Science
Richard Garriott

Until we reach a large number of flights on a given system, we should be prepared for periodic failures -- far more than we would expect or tolerate with our cars and planes. And since we hope to put people atop many of these systems, we need to reach high flight count goals.

Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Lift-Off From Virginia Launch Site

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White and David Freeman | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science

An unmanned Antares rocket exploded six seconds after liftoff from NASA’s Wallops Island launch facility in Virginia at 6:22 p.m. EDT. The cause ...

WATCH: Cargo Ship Blasts Off With Supplies For Space Station

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - - An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp Antares rocket blasted off from a seaside launch pad i...

Rocket's Debut Postponed Again

Posted 04.20.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 04/20/2013 04:53 PM EDT on The launch debut of a new privately built rocket will have to wait at least one ...

Getting High... With a Little Help From Our Friends

Ed Gerwin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Interestingly, Antares' initial cargo will include small satellites built by NASA from globally sourced smartphones. But Antares should also remind us that, when it comes to America's role in the connected global economy, we also need to act on some weighty issues here on Earth.

Tips for NASA: Houston, You Have a Problem

John Bobey | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

You shot yourself in the foot by calling them Space Shuttles. "Shuttles" don't boldly go where no man has gone before, they go to Chicago, and occasionally bring you from Parking Lot T to the front entrance of the State Fair.