Possible rocket engine problem triggered SpaceX launch abort


We're crossing our fingers and toes so hard we can barely type and walk, since it looks like the oft-delayed Dragon launch will take place tomorrow.

The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket came to an abrupt halt early Saturday. The rocket's computer detected too-high levels of pressure in engine number five, causing the launch to stop a half-second before liftoff.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the militant group al-Shabab has in the past launched similar acts of violence in Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia. Somalia has been without a functioning government since 1991.

THE SPACEX FALCON 9 test rocket is being prepared for launch today from Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral. The launch will mark for the first time a private company will send its own rocket to the orbiting

A potential rocket engine problem may be to blame 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 am ET from here

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