Saturday, October 13, 2012

SpaceX, NASA investigating Falcon 9 engine shutdown

SpaceX, NASA investigating Falcon 9 engine shutdown | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com: "A joint SpaceX and NASA team will investigate the early shutdown of a Falcon 9 rocket engine during Sunday’s launch from Cape Canaveral, the company announced Friday.

“SpaceX is committed to a comprehensive examination and analysis of all launch data, with the goal of understanding what happened and how to correct it prior to future flights,” the company said in a statement.

The launch was the fourth overall by a Falcon 9 and SpaceX’s first under a $1.6 billion contract to deliver cargo to the International Space Station."