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Foul weather delays Astra’s 1st DARPA Launch Challenge liftoff in Alaska

Foul weather delays Astra's 1st DARPA Launch Challenge liftoff in Alaska

Mother Nature has interfered again with a potentially prize-winning launch. Spaceflight startup Astra had aimed to launch its first-ever orbital mission today (Feb. 29), from the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Alaska’s Kodiak Island. But bad weather — specifically, strong winds and thick clouds — has pushed the attempt back at least …

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