NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Orbital Sciences Corp’s
options drew a rush of activity as traders placed bearish bets
on Wednesday, a day after the rocket maker’s unmanned 14-story
Antares rocket exploded shortly after lift-off.
The disaster, the first since NASA turned to private
operators to run cargo to the International Space Station, sent
Orbital’s shares down 18 percent to a low of $25.02 on Wednesday
on the New York Stock Exchange.