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NASA leaders to stay in Huntsville, monitor rocket explosion aftermath

The Antares rocket exploded upon launch Tuesday evening. (Source: NASA) The Antares rocket exploded upon launch Tuesday evening. (Source: NASA)
Administrator Charles Bolden is expected to stay in Huntsville through the remainder of the Von Braun Symposium. (Source: NASA) Administrator Charles Bolden is expected to stay in Huntsville through the remainder of the Von Braun Symposium. (Source: NASA)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

An unmanned NASA rocket exploded upon launch Tuesday evening.

The Antares rocket off the coast of Virginia was loaded with supplies and exploded on the launch pad.

Many NASA leaders including Administrator Charles Bolden are in Huntsville. Bolden spoke to ISS crew from the Marshall Space Flight Center earlier Tuesday. 

WAFF has learned from MSFC officials that initial plans are for Bolden and the other NASA team members visiting Huntsville to remain in the city and honor their commitments with the Von Braun symposium.

Click here for updated information on the rocket explosion from sister station WWBT and here from the Raycom News Network. 

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