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SpaceX Scrubs Falcon 9 Launch, Will Try Again Tuesday

CRS-6 sits on the pad. It will deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Photo: SpaceX

SpaceX will try again Tuesday to land a booster rocket on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean.

The daring feat would have been part of a launch that was to deliver 4,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.

But the launch was scrubbed due to weather.

If SpaceX can land its Falcon 9 rocket on the unmanned barge it would revolutionize space flight. That’s because it would dramatically cut costs. Previous attempts have failed.

 


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Amy Green covers the environment for 90.7 News. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a regular contributor for NPR, PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many other top news organizations. Her in-progress book on the Everglades is under contract with Johns ... Read Full Bio »

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