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SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't launch tonight

Richard Lawler
SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't launch tonight

We still don't know what Northrop Grumman commissioned SpaceX to launch for the US government, but whatever it is won't get there tonight. In a move that leaves Elon Musk's calendar open for the Tesla electric semi-truck reveal (still scheduled for 11 PM ET), SpaceX said it's standing down on the Zuma mission "to take a closer look at data from recent fairing testing for another customer." The launch, which is scheduled to include a landing attempt by the Falcon 9's first stage, could go off tomorrow night, but no new launch date has been confirmed.

SpaceX (Twitter), Space.com

  • This article originally appeared on Engadget.