NASA's unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch: NASA TV

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Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:37 PM

(Reuters) - An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, bolted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. EDT. It exploded seconds later. The cause of the accident was not immediately available.

(Reporting by Irene Klotz; Editing by Sandra Maler)