Massive Solar Flair Delays Space Station Cargo Delivery
The first major solar flare of 2014 occurred on Tuesday, causing a 24-hour postponement of a private cargo ship to the International Space Station. The flare erupted from a massive sunspot said to be seven times the size of Earth right as the spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. was preparing to launch a cargo delivery flight to the space station. The postponement was due to radiation concerns, which could ultimately cause mission failure. The flare poses no threat to the six spacefliers living on the space station.
By Jordan Moses
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