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05-21-12, 01:30 PM
SpaceX engineers were able to trace the high pressure problem that caused Saturday's launch to be aborted to a valve that controls the flow of nitrogen used to purge the engine before ignition. Wired aerospace reporter explains exactly what went wrong. http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/BLaoZblVcyDaSlAjW6abQng1lc0/0/di (http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/BLaoZblVcyDaSlAjW6abQng1lc0/0/da)
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ViN86
05-21-12, 03:40 PM
Kudos for proper regulations and preventing an unsafe launch. :thumbsup: