Commercial rocket launch aborted in last half-second
Sunday, May 20, 2012
By MARCIA DUNN ~ The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new private supply ship for the International Space Station remained stuck on the ground Saturday after rocket engine trouble led to a last-second abort of the historic flight.
Workers, bottom, check out the engines on the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket Saturday on space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. An early morning launch was aborted with a half-second remaining before liftoff, when the onboard computers automatically shut everything down. John Raoux Associated Press