SpaceX launch abort: Rocket engine problem

We've had an unusal amout of mishaps over the past several decades with out space program.  Not to mention, we have decided to virtually abanadon the space program all together.  I wonder does this have anything to do with our math and science scores or the fact that we are producing fewer and fewere engineers?  Well, if this is any indication of our future in space exploration... Lord help us. 

MSNBC reports, "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 a.m. ET from here at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Just after igniting its main engines, the computer onboard the booster initiated an automatic abort due to a high pressure reading in one of the rocket's nine main engines.

Dragon was due to fly to the International Space Station to become the first non-governmental vehicle to berth there. The spacecraft's next chance to launch is Tuesday at 3:44 a.m. ET, followed by a potential opportunity Wednesday at 3:22 a.m. ET.



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