SpaceX launch was aborted and valve that had created the problem have been changed: watch solar eclipse 2012 live on Slooh
SpaceX launch was aborted when everyone was excited to see it take off without any hitch. A first of its kind in the world, the aborted attempt may have come as a huge disappointment for many people who love space and space exploration.
Though the aborted attempt was not a setback for either SpaceX or its managers, but the disappointment was visible among the people who had gathered to witness the historic occasion.
People were expecting two great occasions related to space and solar eclipse on two subsequent days. The solar eclipse is going to be visible in the sky later today and the equivalent of abortive take off would be heavy clouds in the sky during the annular eclipse time.
A good aspect of SpaceX is the fact that it has brought private and public partnership to an area that was hitherto was thought to be impossible. The future of space exploration is going to be dependent on a mix of public and private money, and it’s likely that the first Mars colonization missions will be commercial operations.
A senior NASA official Dr. S. Pete Worden while talking about the public and private partnership says, “Governments can develop new technology and do some of the exciting early exploration but in the long run it’s the private sector that finds ways to make profit, finds ways to expand humanity. That’s really our tack”.
Meanwhile there are more updates about the SpaceX dragon rocket that was aborted yesterday. Latest reports suggest that Spacex officials have successfully changed a faulty engine valve. This valve had caused launch to be aborted. With the replacement, the rocket is again ready to be blasted off to ISS.