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Marcia Smith, Editor, Space Policy Online

All eyes are on NASA after the Antares Rocket exploded at the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday evening. No one was injured in the blast, but an investigation into the explosion is being launched. Marcia Smith is Editor of Space Policy Online. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the explosion means for NASA's mission going forward.

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Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:50am EDT
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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.

Tags: NASA , Orbital Sciences Corp.

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.

Tags: NASA , Orbital Sciences Corp. , International Space Station

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.

Tags: NASA , Orbital Sciences Corp.

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