The Wallops Island launch facility, viewed from the air the day after the Orbital Science Antares rocket exploded right after liftoff. The photo was taken by the Wallops Incident Response Team on Wednesday October 29th. [NASA/Terry Zaperach]

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mrcaligula
MrCaligula

Question: Why would you have a water tower in such close proximity to the launch pad? Obviously water is important but shouldn't it be stored further away?