About above image: The Dragon/Falcon 9 completed a successful demonstration mission in December 2010.
Image credit: NASA/Kevin O'Connell
SpaceX Announces Launch Delay of Falcon 9 Rocket and Dragon Spacecraft from April 30th to May 7th
Post Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
In response to SpaceX's announcement that it has delayed launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon Spacecraft from April 30th to May 7th, NASA issued the following statement from Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier:
"We appreciate that SpaceX is taking the necessary time to help ensure the success of this historic flight. We will continue to work with SpaceX in preparing for the May 7 launch to the International Space Station."
As scheduled, the mission will be the first to see a privately built and funded spacecraft rendezvous with the station. If successful, the mission is expected to pave the way toward regular operational commercial cargo missions…
Read the full report from NASA HERE
Update from SpaceX on Launch Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
At this time, a May 7th launch appears unlikely. SpaceX is continuing to work through the software assurance process with NASA. A statement will be issued as soon as a new launch target is set.
All info taken from the NASA.gov website
Again I say… I sure do hope they do not have to continue to push this launch date farther and farther down the road. But I know a safe, surefire launch is always the best... however long it takes.
Can’t wait to see it FLY!
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