NASA Scrubs Launch of Mars Orbiter

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft sits atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft sits atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida Aug. 11. hide caption

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NASA says it will delay Thursday's launch of the Mars reconnaissance orbiter. Problems with the Atlas V rocket carrying the spacecraft couldn't be resolved in time for liftoff. An issue familiar to the crew of the Discovery prompted the scrub: a low-fuel sensor failed to work correctly.

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