Astra’s 1st orbital start endeavor scuttled by wayward boat

Astra was poised to deliver a rocket to Earth orbit for the 1st time at any time previous night (Aug. 2) — till a boat acquired in the way.

The California-centered startup had to phone off the start of its Rocket 3.1 booster from the Pacific Spaceport Complicated on Alaska’s Kodiak Island for protection causes soon after a ship wandered into downrange waters.

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