外文标题：Nasa's unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch
WASHINGTON: An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since Nasa turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no one was hurt.
The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 pm EDT/2222 GMT carrying a Cygnus cargo ship bound for the space station. It exploded in a huge fireball moments later.
Orbital Sciences stock was fell 12.7 percent after hours on news of the explosion, down $3.87 per share at $26.50.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known, said Nasa mission commentator Dan Huot. He said there were no reports of any personnel in the vicinity of the explosion.
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What is the cause?
Pradeep Baliga (Unknown)
The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off; explodes a few moments later and amazingly there are no casualties!
Paadi Pantalu (Unknown)
sh!t hapeens but I would like to know reasons for failure. This is not a small issue.
Pradeep Raja (Unknown)
years of hard work just lost in a second !!! very sad ......Hope they do it better next time !!! we need better competition in space to move one step ahead ( to all countries) !!!