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Fraser
2013-Mar-23, 12:10 AM
The most powerful rocket ever to ascend near major American population centers is slated to blast off soon from the eastern Virginia shore on its inaugural test flight in mid April. And Universe Today took an exclusive inspection tour around the privately developed Antares rocket and launch complex just days ago.(...)Read the rest of Powerful [...]

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publiusr
2013-Mar-23, 04:14 PM
Here are some artists conceptions of the vehicle
http://www.americaspace.com/?p=32769

N-1 derived engines on a Zenit derived core.

NEOWatcher
2013-Mar-25, 02:47 PM
The most powerful rocket ever to ascend near major American population centers...
I'd like a little more clarification on this quote.
It seems to me that Orlando is about 50 miles from KSC and the nearest city to Wallops is Norfolk at about 80.