Space

SpaceX Capsule Runs into Trouble in Orbit

Problems with thrusters not working

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After a successful Friday liftoff, SpaceX's privately-owned Falcon 9 rocket, which is carrying the Dragon resupply capsule to the International Space Station, encountered trouble in orbit.

Nine minutes after launch, the rocket maker's billionaire founder, Elon Musk, reported a problem with the Dragon spacecraft's maneuvering thrusters.

After the capsule separated from the second stage of the launch rocket and reached Earth's orbit, three of four sets of thrusters did not activate normally.