Friday, June 04, 2010

Falcon 9 Aborts in Final Second of Countdown

The unflown rocket known as the Falcon 9 experienced an abort on the pad at about the T-1 second point this afternoon, following a long hold in the countdown.

Today's 1:30 pm EDT abort occurred two and one-half hours into the launch window.

Smoke began to rise up from the base of the rocket, however an issue arose and stopped the countdown from reaching zero.

The launch team then safed the rocket and looked at options during the final hour of the launch window.

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