CAPE CANAVERAL—SpaceX called off a planned cargo run to the International Space Station for NASA on Dec. 4, stymied by high upper-level winds over its launch site here and rough seas where a drone ship waited to serve as a landing pad for the returning Falcon 9 booster. Forecasters had predicted that winds at 40,000 ft. (12 km) could hit 140 mph at launch time, which was scheduled for 12:51 p.m. EST. Data captured by balloon-borne instruments confirmed overall conditions exceeded ...

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