Dissapointing morning for the #DragonLaunch, but it's better to be safe than sorry! We'll get it in a couple of days :-)—
Matt (@05HAWKI) May 19, 2012
The first flight of an unmanned commercial craft to the International Space Station has been delayed. Dragon, a capsule owned by SpaceX, was scheduled to depart at 4:55 a.m. EDT, but the mission was halted moments before liftoff.
We've had a cutoff LIFTOFF DID NOT OCCUR LAUNCH ABORT—
Emily Lakdawalla (@elakdawalla) May 19, 2012
Launch aborted: slightly high combustion chamber pressure on engine 5. Will adjust limits for countdown in a few days.—
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 19, 2012
A new mission is being planned for next week.
Shortly before the launch was aborted, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted:
Space nerds schooled other tweeps on the difference between a scrub and a failure:
More reaction to the scrub: