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Commercial Space Travel Set Back But Not Discouraged

2 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

Commercial space travel, well on its way to replacing traditional space exploration, took a step back Saturday, aborting a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Just a little step back though - the launch is set to try again early Tuesday after swapping out a faulty part. SpaceX scrubbed Saturday's mission less than a second before liftoff after high temperatures were detected in one of the rocket's engines.
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