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Published on Mar 12, 2011
NASA encounters an emergency with the space shuttle on the launch pad just milliseconds before the solid rocket boosters ignite. The computers onboard the space shuttle and the ground launch sequencer aborted the launch at the last possible moment before the boosters ignite.
Once the solid rocket boosters ignite, there is no possible way for the launch to be aborted while the space shuttle is on the launch pad and the space shuttle is forced to lift off.
A near catastrophe for NASA and the space shuttle was avoided.