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SpaceX aborts Falcon rocket and Dragon ship launch

  • The U.S. firm SpaceX has aborted the lift off of its Falcon rocket and Dragon ship to the International Space Station.

    The rocket's engines were shut down just as it was about to leave the pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

    This comes after onboard computers noticed the chamber pressure in one of the nine Merlin engines under Falcon was outside its permitted value.

    The next opportunity to attempt the launch will be Tuesday.