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Rocket glitch forces SpaceX to abort landmark launch

The Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad on Monday. SpaceX said "a fully and rapidly reusable rocket - which has never been done before - is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access".


A LAST-MINUTE rocket glitch forced SpaceX to abort a landmark bid on Tuesday to transform rocket science into a recyclable industry by landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 on an ocean platform. The problem that led to the delay involved the rocket's second stage, the portion that