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Historic SpaceX Rocket Launch Cancelled by Lightning

Although NASA estimated a 70 percent possibility that the rocket will be launched in time, a lighting strike was spotted just 10 miles away from the launch spot which caused the cancellation of the event. The historic SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon Cargo capsule were set to be launched from the Kennedy Space Center just 25 minutes before launch. When the rocket launches in near future, it will deliver more than 6,000 pounds of supplies to the ISS. The materials are essential for more than 250 different experiment. The cargo contains hardware for NASA’s Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments. Talking about the experiment, Dennis Stocker said, "Four of ACME's experiments are designed to improve our understanding of flame behavior for practical use on Earth. The other experiment is intended to help us understand and improve spacecraft fire safety." The spacecraft is set to launch later on Saturday although the area is likely to feature similar weather.

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Although NASA estimated a 70 percent possibility that the rocket will be launched in time, a lighting strike was spotted just 10 miles away from the launch spot which caused the cancellation of the event. The historic SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon Cargo capsule were set to be launched from the Kennedy Space Center just 25 minutes before launch.

When the rocket launches in near future, it will deliver more than 6,000 pounds of supplies to the ISS. The materials are essential for more than 250 different experiment. The cargo contains hardware for NASA’s Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments. Talking about the experiment, Dennis Stocker said, “Four of ACME’s experiments are designed to improve our understanding of flame behavior for practical use on Earth. The other experiment is intended to help us understand and improve spacecraft fire safety.”

The spacecraft is set to launch later on Saturday although the area is likely to feature similar weather.

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