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    From John Zarrella, CNN
    updated 8:59 AM EDT, Sat May 19, 2012 |

    (CNN) -- SpaceX aborted the historic launch of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on Saturday at the last second because of a rocket engine glitch.

    The launch would the first attempt to send a private spacecraft to the space station. SpaceX and NASA officials say the next launch attempts could come Tuesday or Wednesday in the early morning hours at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

    As the countdown reached zero, the engines began firing -- but then shut down, NASA and SpaceX officials said.

    SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said "high chamber pressure" was detected in Engine 5 of the Falcon 9, the rocket to carry the Dragon spacecraft. She said technicians will inspect the engines later on Saturday and is looking forward to another takeoff soon.

    At least it didn't blow up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Bummer!!!





    At least it didn't blow up...
    And, they will be able to try again within a few days.

    I'm looking forward to when they don't need NASA at all (which will free the government agency to go back to its core missions of AGW alarmism and Muslim outreach). If we're smart, we'd do the equivalent of the British East India Company for lunar settlement (and, there won't be any natives to rebel, so it's not really imperialism, which means that the left will have one fewer objection).
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