SpaceX was set to launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets into space today, but the company has decided to delay. According to the company, the decision to delay the launch had a lot to do with one of the rocket’s sensors failing to work as expected just mere moments before takeoff.

The plan right now is to launch the rocket tomorrow at 7 AM ET. By then, everything should be in order. Then again, there is always the chance for the next launch going awry, so right now we can only hope SpaceX fixes everything in time for tomorrow’s schedule.

Another failure could spell disaster for a company that's showing a lot of promise where the Falcon 9 rocket is concerned.

It's a revolutionary piece of technology that could change the way humans travel the stars. Just imagine being able to reuse rockets to go wherever in the universe?

What is SpaceX bringing to the stars?

The company is on a mission to perform its first national security duty for the United States military. The plan is to send a satellite into space for the National Reconnaissance Office. The secretive payload is dubbed NROL-76 and is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

As for what exactly is inside the payload, well, we have no idea. It's military related after all. Hence, it makes sense it's being kept in secrecy.

More information on the launch vehicle

“NROL-76 will launch on Falcon 9, a two-stage rocket designed from the ground up by SpaceX for the reliable and cost-efficient transport of satellites and SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft.

As the first rocket entirely developed in the 21st century.”

If everything goes according to plan on Monday, the Elon Musk-run company will step that much closer to becoming a reliable partner for delivering contents to space. It would mean the United States government and NASA, won’t have to rely on outside help any longer.

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Russia is one of the several nations helping NASA get its astronauts to space on a regular basis. As we know, Russia and the United States have not been on terms for the past couple years, and that’s not going to change overnight.

With the help of SpaceX, the government won’t have to rely on foreign help to get important things done in space.

Last week, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket into space successfully. It’s a historic launch due to the fact the Falcon 9 was one of the landed boosters, as in, a rocket previously used. During that launch, the company sent a satellite to space for a Luxembourg-based company known as SES.

In the future, this company will likely be the redeeming quality of space travel in the U.S.