Stunning new images of Orbital Antares rocket’s fiery destruction released
As NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation worked to determine the root cause of the Oct. 28 failure of an Antares rocket with its payload of a Cygnus spacecraft packed with about 5,000 lbs of supplies – photojournalists waited to have their remote cameras returned to them. These devices were at Wallops Flight Facility’s Pad-0A – and have captured stunning imagery of the event.
SpaceFlight Insider contributor Charles Twine’s camera captured these images of the missions ill-fated voyage. Due to the clarity of these photos, SFI has opted to deliver them to you in as a high a resolution as possible. They provide a glimpse into what it is like when a launch vehicle goes “off nominal.”
Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.