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Supply Rocket Blows Up After Launch

The rocket was to carry supplies to the International Space Station.


A rocket that was to be launched from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday evening to resupply the International Space Station blew up about a second or two after launch, around 6:23 p.m.

TV coverage supplied by NASA showed a cloud of smoke and flame at the time of scheduled launch.

The cause was not immediately known.


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