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The Astra’s first orbital test launch fails during the first stage engine combustion



Astra’s first orbital mission took off from the ground, but was soon back down again.

The California-based spaceflight startup launched its own first orbital test flight tonight (September 11), sending its two-stage Rocket 3.1 skyward from the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Alaska at 11:20 pm. EDT (7:20 PM local Alaska time and 0320 GMT on September 12).




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