SpaceX Scrubs Falcon 9 Launch

Falcon 9 with landing legs attached. (Credit: SpaceX)
Falcon 9 with landing legs attached. (Credit: SpaceX)

UPDATE:  NASA’s statement on the scrub: “SpaceX’s launch to the International Space Station was scrubbed today due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 first stage. The next launch opportunity would be Friday, April 18 at 3:25 p.m. EDT if the issue can be resolved.”

SpaceX has scrubbed the scheduled launch of ts Falcon 9 rocket due to an unspecified technical issue. The rocket is to send a Dragon freighter to the International Space Station. SpaceX also will attempt to bring the Falcon 9’s first stage to a controlled landing on the ocean.

The next launch window opens on Friday.