TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER, Japan—A fire broke out during final preparations for launch of a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-IIB rocket carrying a cargo ship to the International Space Station for JAXA. The rocket was fully fueled with a combined 214 tons (194.4 metric tons) of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen in preparation for a 6:33 a.m. local time (5:33 p.m. EDT Sept. 10) launch when a small fire erupted. The blaze was not visible from the press site 2 mi. (3.2 km) from the ...

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