NASA blew up the Antares rocket

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According to National Geographic a NASA safety officer pushed the self-destruct button.

“The explosion happened after safety officers, watching for any of ten specified problems, such as a gross deviation from the flight path, sent a signal from the flight termination system to disable the rocket” – National Geographic

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One Response to NASA blew up the Antares rocket

  1. Debra says:

    That’s what it looked like to me. What I saw was the rocket lift off, start to drop back down and then an explosion on the side — which said to me it was a deliberate action to take it down. Watched a lot of launches over the years! Also, just finished reading a book about the early days of rocket launching which maybe had abort launch on my mind!

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