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Antares rocket flies again, two years after explosion

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va. — A weekend launch of the Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia was postponed until Monday after a cable “did not perform as expected during the pre-launch check out.”

The new launch took place Monday, Oct. 17, at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Thanks to fair weather, the launch was visible from Virginia and a lot of the Mid-Atlantic for those with a good view of the horizon that was not blocked by buildings or trees.

This is the first launch of an Antares rocket since, Oct. 28, 2014, when the rocket exploded on the launch pad.  The rocket has since been redesigned.

Click here to read more about the mission from NASA.