Saturday, May 19, 2012


  • May 19, 2012: This framegrab from NASA-TV shows the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket being fueled on the launch pad at complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.AP CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
  • (FOX News)
  • A failed rocket engine valve appears to be responsible for the unexpected abort of a private SpaceX rocket launch before dawn on Saturday, officials said. SpaceX was slated to blast off its unmanned Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket at 4:55 a.m.
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  • When the countdown to its launch ended early Saturday morning, Dragon, the first private spacecraft to ever attempt docking with the international space station, did not take off.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • This morning's scheduled launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed with less than a second remaining on the countdown clock. In the pre-dawn darkness at Cape Canaveral in Florida, everything was looking good for a 4:55 a.m.
  • (Wired News)
  • The first attempt to send a commercial supply ship to the International Space Station will need a do-over.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Time: 4:55 a.m. today. Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Spacecraft: A Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule. Manufacturer: California-based SpaceX.
  • (The Ledger)
  • ON MAY 18th Facebooks share price failed to take off in the social networks mammoth initial public offering. A day later another high-tech firm, SpaceX, shared the same fate—this time literally.
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  • This is not a failure. We aborted with purpose. It would be a failure if we were to have lifted off with an engine trending in this direction.
  • (Central Florida News 13)
  • "Entering terminal count autosequence. 60 seconds to engine fire. #DragonLaunch," Tweeted Elon Musk as his space company was less than a minute away from it's historic flight. But the launch didn't happen.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (USA TODAY) — This is no routine supply run.
  • (Delaware Wave)

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