Last month, Zero-G News had the opportunity to travel to Wallops Flight Facility, VA in order to cover the anticipated launch of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket to deliver the Cygnus Orb-3 spacecraft on a cargo resupply run to the International Space Station. This was to be the fifth launch of the Antares rocket, the previous four successful, and the seventh mission for Orbital and SpaceX under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program. By all expectations, the Orb-3 launch should have been a standard rocket launch, interesting but not a major news story. What happened on October 28 changed all that.
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