CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new Orion spacecraft has to wait a little longer to fly.
The countdown for Thursday morning’s launch was halted temporarily, with just four minutes remaining, because of a stray boat in the launch-danger zone and a rocket issue.
Liftoff had been scheduled for sunrise. NASA has 2 ½ hours to launch the unmanned Delta IV (four) rocket from Cape Canaveral. On board is Orion, a capsule meant to usher in a new era of human exploration for NASA. It’s the first test flight for the spacecraft.
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