Historic scrubs and aborts that could happen to Starship

Published by NASASpaceflight on 03/28/2023 UTC

There are two words that most people never want to hear at a rocket launch, “abort” and “scrub.” As Starship’s orbital test flight gets closer, it may take multiple attempts to get Booster 7 and Ship 24 off the ground. If so, it wouldn’t be the first super-heavy launch vehicle to experience issues before and/or during flight. Here’s a look at some of the aborts across history, some of which could happen during a Starship launch attempt.

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