August 20, 2017

Photos: Falcon 9 after Tuesday’s aborted countdown

The Falcon 9 rocket’s launch attempt Tuesday was called off after SpaceX engineers detected a problem with the launcher’s second stage thrust vector control system.

The photos below show the 208-foot-tall rocket on its Cape Canaveral launch pad after the scrub, before the SpaceX launch team lowered the Falcon 9 to a horizontal position and removed it from the launch mount for inspections and possible repairs.

The rocket’s launch to resupply the International Space Station has been reset for Saturday at 4:47 a.m. EST (0947 GMT).

Photo credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Scriptunas Images

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