Antares rocket explodes upon launch in Virginia

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Virgina (PIX11) --  The Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket destined to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded just seconds after it's launch Tuesday evening.

The unmanned rocket was scheduled to launch Monday night from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, but was rescheduled for Tuesday evening due to a boat being in the restricted danger zone.

The Cygnus capsule exploded just seconds after it was launched. (Photo: NASA)

The Cygnus capsule exploded just seconds after it was launched. (Photo: NASA)

Just seconds after its launch, the rocket exploded, bursting into flames.

The launch was being live streamed on NASA's website.

All NASA personnel have been accounted for and no injuries have been reported, according to PIX11 affiliate WTKR.

No issues were reported prior to the launch and according to NASA, the countdown was "flawless."

The incident is being classified as a "catastrophic anomaly."

 

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