NASA says the incorrect installation of equipment caused the launch of a sounding rocket on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to end prematurely.
Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.
The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia cancelled a rocket launch just minutes before it was set to take off Monday evening.
The Defense Department is scheduled to launch three rockets from a NASA facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
A rocket has streaked along the eastern U.S. early evening sky in an unusual sight as NASA put a smartphone and 28 other tiny satellites into orbit.
Much of the U.S. East Coast is expected to get a view of a mid-Atlantic rocket launch Tuesday night, when the Air Force and NASA will try to put 29 tiny satellites into orbit, including a smartphone and a satellite built by students.
NASA has canceled a planned launch of two rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia due to poor weather conditions.
The launch of five suborbital rockets from Virginia’s coast is being rescheduled again. Scientists from NASA or hoping and planning for clear skies this Sunday.
NASA is planning to launch the five suborbital sounding rockets from its facility on Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore from midnight to 5 a.m. on Wednesday.