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Major Repairs on Wallops Island Spaceport Completed

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority says major repairs to a launch pad that was damaged when a rocket exploded shortly after liftoff last fall have been completed.
    
An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff from Wallops Island on Oct. 28.
    
The rocket explosion caused about $15 million in damage to the launch pad, which sits on a NASA facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
    
On Wednesday, the state agency that manages the launch pad said the repair work was completed within the overall budget. The work included repairs to electrical systems, liquid fueling facilities and damaged structures.

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