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Orbital Sciences has delayed the first testing firing of its Antares rocket until late July or early August.

Orbital Sciences has delayed the first testing firing of its Antares rocket until late July or early August.

This fact is buried about halfway down in the article, and does not mention what caused the delay. (Hat tip to Clark Lindsey.)

The March 9 launch of Europe’s cargo freighter to ISS has been delayed two weeks so that engineers can climb inside and tighted two straps holding two cargo containers in place.

The March 9 launch of Europe’s next cargo freighter to ISS has been delayed two weeks so that engineers can climb inside and tighten two straps holding two cargo containers in place.

I suspect the reasons behind this problem are quite embarrassing, which is probably why the press releases are so vague about why the straps were loose and how the Europeans discovered the problem.