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NASA scrubs Orion launch, will try again tomorrow

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -

NASA has scrubbed the launch of its new Orion spacecraft for today. Gusty winds and sticky rocket valves caused a series of delays this morning. Orion is NASA first spacecraft capable of carrying humans beyond a couple hundred miles of Earth since the Apollo moon program. The ultimate goal is to use Orion to carry people to Mars and back. NASA will try to launch the unmanned spacecraft again tomorrow.

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UPDATE:  NASA says it plans to try one more time Thursday morning.  It will launch Orion at 8:44 a.m.  Watch the launch by clicking here.

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UPDATE:  The 7:26 a.m. launch was pushed back because of a valve that had not been closed properly. There's no word yet when NASA plans to give it another try.

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UPDATE: NASA says it will try to launch at 7:26 a.m.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's engineers are deciding whether there'll be a launch this morning of the new Orion spacecraft.

It's the first attempt to send a spacecraft capable of carrying humans beyond a couple hundred miles of Earth since the Apollo moon program.

This morning's countdown for a 7:05 Eastern Time launch was halted when a boat strayed into the launch-danger zone.

And wind gusts delayed scheduled launches for 7:17 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. (6:55 a.m. Iowa time)

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