NASA Holds News Conference Following Orbital Launch Mishap

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NASA held a news conference Tuesday October 28 following the mishap that occurred at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. Briefing participants were, Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, Frank Culbertson, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Programs Group at Orbital Sciences Corp, Bill Wrobel, director of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, and Mike Suffredini, NASA’s International Space Station Program Manager.

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11 Comments

  1. Where was Wernher Von Braun ?  This was inexcusable!!  NASA management  must have been involved again, just as in the case of the idiots who descided to launch the Shuttle when the pad was coated in ice!!! Nice job! 

  2. It could lift a train.I rebuilt the piston pumps at llorell space in Sunnyvale CA to simulate the vacuum of space to test their 48 million dollar communication satellites and space has enough vacuum to suck the ocean up

  3. Private companies are not allowed to make mistakes like this. There should be harsh repercussions against orbital science. They are lucky nobody was hurt. Nasa, you are ultimately responsible for the lives of our dear astronauts. 

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