The Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft achieved liftoff at 4:45 p.m. PT Monday, followed by a successful separation.
NASA's launch of an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket and Cygnus resupply spacecraft for the International Space Station today ended abruptly when the rocket exploded in smoke and flames shortly after liftoff. Read the rest
Just seconds after launching Tuesday night, an Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus cargo ship exploded following liftoff from Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility. The 14-story rocket was unmanned, and was set to deliver the Cygnus space...
The unmanned Antares rocket is carrying a supply-laden Cygnus spacecraft on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station. The rocket is expected to launch at 7:40 pm ET.
For the first time, Orbital ATK's revamped Antares rocket successfully soared into space, departing NASA's Wallops Flight Facility this evening on a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.