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Antares rocket explodes moments after Va. launch

A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff. Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia, just six seconds after liftoff.

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Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 06:51pm EDT

NASA OKs East Coast rocket test launch this week

Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles is set to launch its unmanned Antares rocket Wednesday from Wallops Island, Va., and it could be visible in cities from Washington to New York.

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Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 10:19pm EDT

NASA's Wallops Island prepares for the spotlight

On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

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Saturday - 04/13/2013, 11:20am EDT