SpaceX is on track to be the first commercial launch provider to dock with the International Space Station. Saturday morning, bathed in the light of the high power spot lights at LC40, the Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon capsule loaded with supplies for the ISS had a malfunction and aborted the launch at T-00:00:00.5. Apparently, a pressure sensor on one of the engines indicated a chamber pressure outside allowable limits and the rocket automatically shut down.
That’s good news! If you missed the launch window on Saturday, you’re in luck! SpaceX and NASA have set the next window for tomorrow morning (May 22, 2012) at 3:44AM EDT. So set your alarms and tune your TV to NASA TV or watch online at either NASA TV or Spaceflight Now. It could be your chance to witness history.
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