Rocket Explosion Probers to Begin Sifting Through Debris

October 29, 2014 12:05 PM

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Rocket Explosion Probers to Begin Sifting Through Debris

Officials will begin investigating today, trying to figure out what went wrong with a failed rocket launch that resulted in a fireball over Wallops Island, Virginia.

The rocket started going awry six seconds into the flight when “a vehicle anomaly” was detected, Orbital Sciences Corp said. The range safety officer sent a self-destruct command 14 seconds later.

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