Orion launch postponed, moved to Friday

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Orion on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by: NASA TV)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WHNT) – Thursday’s launch of the Orion spacecraft was postponed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch window opened at 6:05 a.m. but several weather and technical delays held off the launch.

Wind originally delayed the launch, but fuel and drain valves that did not close on a booster core ultimately stopped the mission from proceeding.

NASA officials say there will be another opportunity to launch Friday.  The window opens at 6:05 a.m.

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