Tuesday's launch of an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station by a private company was canceled shortly before lift-off from the U.S. spaceport in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida.
The Falcon 9 rocket to be launched by SpaceX on a cargo re-supply service mission to the International Space Station sits on launch pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Jan. 5, 2015.
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40, liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been postponed. A thrust vector control actuator for the Falcon 9’s second stage failed to perform as expected, resulting in a launch abort, Jan. 6, 2015. (NASA)
The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket being launched by SpaceX on a cargo resupply service mission to the International Space Station sits on the launch pad after an aborted liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Jan. 6, 2015.
In the Kennedy Space Center’s Press Site auditorium, agency and industry leaders speak to members of the news media on International Space Station research and technology developments, Jan 5, 2015.