Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Space X launch delayed

SpaceX's first launch to ISS delayed again

The launch of SpaceX's Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, which was scheduled for April 30, is eagerly anticipated. A successful mission will mark the first time a commercial spacecraft berths to ISS.
But we're going to have to wait a little longer. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX,tweeted the latest about Dragon's first flight to the International Space Staton: it's delayed, at least a week, so that SpaceX can "do more testing on Dragon docking code."
SpaceX's official Twitter account repeated the message, and both SpaceX and Elon Musk note that a new launch date is pending coordination with NASA.
SpaceX and NASA completed a Flight Readiness Review on April 16, giving the commercial company the green light to launch its Dragon capsule, carrying some 1200 pounds of cargo, atop a Falcon 9 rocket. A successful berthing to ISS would set SpaceX and Dragon on the path to becoming regular visitors to Station

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