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How a tiny bit of lacquer grounded new Falcon 9 rockets for a month – Ars Technica

“Rocketry is tough and requires a lot of attention to detail.”



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Enlarge/ Nine Merlin engines power the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket.
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NASA and SpaceX confirmed on Wednesday that they are targeting November 14 for the launch of the Crew-1 mission that will carry four astronauts to the International Space Station.
Originally scheduled to launch on Halloween, NASA delayed the launch after an engine issue aborted an October 2 launch attempt of a Falcon 9 rocket, at T-2 seconds, carrying a GPS III satellite for the US Air Force.

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