UK's Attempt To Launch Rocket Into Space Ends In Failure

A replica of Virgin Orbit's LauncerOne rocket - Photo Credit: Twitter @VirginOrbit

If successful, it would've been the UK's first rocket to reach space.

An attempt to launch a rocket into orbit from the UK for the first-time, has ended in failure.

The LauncherOne was due to release nine satellites into Earth's lower orbit following an historic take-off from Spaceport Cornwall late last night.

It's understood it encountered problems following its separation from the modified Boeing 7-4-7 aircraft.

Seanie Morris from the Midlands Astronomy Club says Virgin Orbit are remaining tight-lipped about what exactly went wrong:

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