New Delay for 1st Private Spaceship Launch to Space Station
by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor
Date: 23 April 2012 Time: 05:31 PM ET
|Dragon’s solar array panels being installed on Dragon’s trunk at the SpaceX hangar in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
The first private spaceship launch to the International Space Station has been delayed, possibly by at least a week, the vehicle's makers announced today (April 23).
The commercial spaceflight company SpaceX was set to launch its Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket April 30 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The unmanned spacecraft will fly a demonstration mission for future cargo deliveries to the space station under an agreement with NASA.
Now, that liftoff will likely not occur until May 3 at the earliest, and most likely around May 7.
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