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SpaceX delays May 7 Mission of Dragon Spacecraft to ISS

SpaceX informs via Twitter that the May 7 launch has become unlikely

May 2 2012, 1:09pm CDT | by

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SpaceX delays May 7 Mission of Dragon Spacecraft to ISS
 
 

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SpaceX delays May 7 Mission of Dragon Spacecraft to ISS

SpaceX minutes ago sent out a tweet that the May 7 launch date has become unlikely. A new launch target will be announced soon in a statement. NASA has cleared May 7 as launch date for the Dragon Spacecraft a couple weeks ago. It is not clear what is wrong now.

The Dragon spacecraft will take four days conducting tests in orbit before it attempts to dock with the ISS including making loops around the ISS at varying distances.

 

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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