Falcon 9 Could Launch on Wednesday Following Examination of Nozzle Cracks

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This just in from SpaceX….

> SpaceX engineers are analyzing two small cracks in the aft end of the 2nd stage engine nozzle extension.  These cracks are in a region near the end of the nozzle extension where there is very little stress and so they would not cause a flight failure by themselves.  However, further investigation is warranted to ensure that these cracks are not symptomatic of a more serious problem. > > A decision on whether or not to attempt launch on Wednesday will be provided tomorrow evening.

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