Canadian Grade 8 Experiment Flames Out in NASA Explosion

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When an unmanned Antares rocket exploded shortly after liftoff Tuesday, October 28 in Virginia, a designed-in-B.C. student science experiment went up in flames with it.

More than 2,200 kilograms of supplies, science experiments, and equipment bound for the International Space Station (ISS) were destroyed in the blast. NASA said no injuries were reported and the cause of the explosion is unknown.  Read more…

Retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, provides his perspective on the Antares explosion. See video… 

The Antares explosion was a setback for the Kamloops students but they remain hopeful for another chance.  See video… 

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