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South Korea called off a third attempt to launch its first space rocket with just minutes to spare this morning. The liftoff of Korea Space Launch Vehicle 1, also known as the Naro-1, was cancelled with 17 minutes left on the countdown clock. "Abnormal signals from the thrust vector system of the upper (second) stage rocket of …

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Hmmm

Must have acquired their rocket designs from the north, but were smart enough to provide a little fault detection.

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WTF?

Lots of sub-orbital issues since El Reg started denying their possession of a mountain-top laser emplacement.

Enquiring minds want to know if there is a relation.

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Smiles despite the no-go

I was watching it live. At around T-30 and counting, I was in my computer. Next thing I know, the countdown timer was gone. Minutes later, the various officials, including one whou looked like a decorated police hief, were smiling and shaking hands. I presume it was because they aborted and spared the rocket.

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Coat

Natch

Probably got slapped with a sue-ball from Apple for implementing a plenum chamber with rounded corners.

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The on-board computer probably has issues since Apple gave Dominique Oh the boot

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Paris Hilton

Is this the same...

abnormal thruster that...oh I can't be bothered.

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Baldrick had an abnormal thruster

shaped like a turnip.

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