Missile launch halted at last minute

    Kodiak, Alaska (KINY) Disappointment was the reaction when the launch of a test rocket was cancelled at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Sunday.

    The Kodiak Daily Mirror said the launch was related to California based Astra Space, Inc.  Spaceport Facilities Director Bruce Walter said the specific cause of the incident remained unclear.  He did call the incident very disappointing.

    Federal Aviation Administration documents filed on March 30 say Astra was authorized to launch a suborbital vehicle to carry "an inert upper stage on a suborbital trajectory without a payload."

    It would have been Astra's first launch.  There has been no schedule for another launch attempt by the company.

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