NASA flight to sun delayed 24 hours

Liftoff for the rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe was delayed until Sunday morning, NASA officials said.
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Liftoff for the rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe was delayed until Sunday morning, NASA officials said.

Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA

Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA

A technical problem with less than two minutes until launched delayed NASA's scheduled flight to the sun Saturday morning, NASA said.

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The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket, carrying the Parker Solar Probe, was halted with 1 minute, 55 seconds until liftoff, according to The Associated Press. The issue, according to the AP, concerned helium pressure.

NASA said the flight was delayed until Sunday at 3:31 a.m. because of "a violation of a launch limit." There is a 60 percent chance of favorable weather, NASA said on its website.