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SpaceX scrubs launch, will try again Sunday morning

SpaceX scrubs launch, will try again Sunday morning

SpaceX scrubbed its launch of a space station supply mission seconds before liftoff Saturday morning, citing a possible problem with the second stage of its Falcon 9 rocket.

The Hawthorne space company said it would try to launch again Sunday at 6:38 a.m. Pacific time from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

A hold was called about 13 seconds before the launch. John Federspiel, a lead mechanical design engineer, said on the company’s launch webcast that the call was made “out of an abundance of caution” so the company could look into an issue with the “thrust vector control system” on the rocket’s second...

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