Aborted Liftoff Delays Trip to Space Station
Moments after ignition, a privately funded spacecraft aborted its liftoff, delaying its mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX’s unmanned rocket had a one-second window to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Saturday morning, and the failed launch means the next opportunity won’t be until early Tuesday morning.
The founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, had been tweeting from the company’s California headquarters leading up to the scheduled launch time of 4:55 a.m. ET.
“Whatever happens today, we could not have done it without @NASA, but errors are ours alone and me most of all,” he said.