Launch of first commercial flight to International Space Station aborted at last second

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.

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:

  • DeadBuffalo Blog

    Launch aborsh? Was that nutjob Sarah SilverWoman aboard? I really wish she would do us all a favor and aborsh herself.