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SpaceX: 'Faulty valve' stopped rocket launch

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

(CNN) -- SpaceX's launch of the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been rescheduled for next week after the mission was aborted Saturday a half a second before liftoff, the company said. The historic launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, with its Dragon capsule filled with food, supplies and science experiments, was halted when a flight computer detected "high pressure in the engine 5 combustion chamber," the company said in a statement.
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Liftoff! SpaceX launches first private space station cargo mission

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (2 years ago)

A privately built rocket lit up the night sky over Florida Sunday to kick off the first-ever cargo delivery trip to the International Space Station by a robotic, American-made spacecraft. Read Post

Space Drama to Be Continued

News : Portfolio.com: Daily Brief (2 years ago)

Canceled in the last half of a second Saturday because of a faulty valve, SpaceX’s potentially history-making mission to the International Space Station has been rescheduled for Tuesday morning. Read Post

SpaceX Falcon rocket set for second launch attempt

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

SpaceX will try again on Tuesday to launch its re-supply mission to the space station. The first attempt on Saturday was thwarted by a faulty valve in one of the engines on the California company's Falcon 9 rocket.The lift-off at th... Read Post


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