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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun.
The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the Parker Solar Probe.
The article goes on to state the following:
Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. As soon as the red pressure alarm for the gaseous helium system went off, a launch controller ordered, “Hold, hold, hold.”
— NASA (@NASA) August 11, 2018
Polling is complete. Currently in a “no go” status to allow the team to investigate a condition. The rest of the team is maintaining readiness as we look at coordinating a new launch time. Window extends to 4:38amEDT #DeltaIV #SolarProbe
— ULA (@ulalaunch) August 11, 2018
Early tomorrow, @ULAlaunch’s Delta IV Heavy Rocket will launch @NASA’s Parker #SolarProbe – which will be the fastest man-made object in our solar system (hitting 430,000 mph) & will be the closest object ever to the Sun! Watch at 3:33 AM ET: https://t.co/GAXRwVB6UQ
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 10, 2018
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