NASA is attempting the maiden launch of the Orion spacecraft into low-earth orbit this morning out of Cape Canaveral, Fla. for a four-hour flight and re-entry test, but it’s not going so well.

The launch is currently delayed due to a faulty valve:

And Tweeters are offering the scientists and engineers at NASA their advice on how to fix the problem:

It would be hilarious if it were that simple, right?

Let’s let Slate’s Phil Plait explain what they’re actually doing, however:

Oh. So turning it off and on again was the legitimate solution? Ha!

Video from NASA of the reboot:

And there’s still hope that they make the launch by 9:44.

Stay tuned…


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