SpaceXOn the brink of its oft delayed launch to the ISS, SpaceX’s journey has been hit with yet another set back. This time, the private rocket company got closer than it ever had before, with the countdown even reaching zero before an excessive pressure reading in one of its engines forced an abort mission.

“3, 2, 1, 0, and liftoff … we’ve had a cutoff,” NASA launch commentator George Diller announced. “Liftoff did not occur. We have a launch abort.”

The company’s next opportunity will be on Tuesday at 3:44 AM EDT, where it will make its inaugural departure from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and be the first ever non-government craft to dock with the ISS.

SpaceX previously performed a test fire before being set back by a number of other problems; today’s setback is just another stumbling block faced by Elon Musk and his determined company.

That’s just rocket science, I suppose.

[via MSNBC]