An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded Tuesday in a giant fireball and plummeted back to Earth just seconds after launch on what was to be a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
First it was Lady GaGa, then Johnny Depp, and now it's Eric Cantona. Singers, movie stars and footballers are all being linked to Doctor Who, the science-fiction TV series starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
From left to right, Wallops Flight Facility director Bill Wrobel; Chris Scolese, director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; and former astronaut Frank Culbertson, now of Orbital Sciences Corp., pose in front of Orbital's Cygnus space capsule at Wallops near Chincoteague, Va., in 2012.
Matt Smith (aka the Doctor) on stage with Orbital at Glastonbury 2010, performing "Dr Who".